A Vertu Motors Guide To The EV Government Grant Scheme
Updated on: 20/04/2022
Did you know you can get a discount on your new electric vehicle?
The government has given dealerships and manufacturers a grant which allows a maximum of £1,500 to be taken off the price of a new electric or hybrid vehicle.
Here’s everything you need to know about the government grant:
How much can I get from the grant?
You can receive up to £1,500 for electric vehicles priced under £32,000 from the government grant.
Do I need to apply for the grant?
The beauty of the grant is that you don’t have to do a single thing!
Your local Vertu Motors dealership will do it all for you. Just read the terms and conditions to double-check if the grant amount has already been taken off the advertising price, or if the grant is still to be discounted.
What vehicles are eligible?
- Large Vans and Trucks
How do I know if my electric car is eligible?
Cars that can travel at least 70 miles on zero emissions and have a CO2 level lower than 50g/km are included in the government grant.
Will the Government help with the cost of installing a charge point?
The EV Chargepoint Grant replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) from 1 April 2022 and focusses on more support for homeowners in flats and rented accomodation. With the scheme you could claim up to £350 towards the cost of installing a home charge point.
To qualify for the EV Chargepoint Grant you must:
- Live in a rented property or own a flat.
- Have access to dedicated off-street-parking.
- Own, lease, or have use of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle that qualifies for the grant.
- Have not already claimed the EV Chargepoint Grant or the previous EVHS grant for your vehicle.
Please note: you will no longer be able to claim two chargepoints if you own a second electric vehicle.