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Are you thinking about making the switch to something electric? We've got the facts straight on what you may be entitled to when purchasing an electric vehicle.
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A Vertu Motors Guide To The EV Government Grant Scheme

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?

- Cars

- Vans

- Motorcycles

- Mopeds

- Taxis

- 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.

This includes:

- MINI Electric

- Volkswagen ID.3

- smart EQ fortwo

- smart EQ forfour

- Volkswagen Up!

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.

Learn More About The EV Chargepoint Grant

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