Every van eligible for the plug-in vehicle grant
The UK Government will give you up to £5000 to help cover the cost of a new electric van – here's every model that's eligible...
Just like you can for electric cars, you can claim a grant from the UK Government to help cover the cost of a new electric van. The size of the grant varies depending on the size of the van you’re buying, but is worth at least £2500 and can stretch as far as £5000.
In this feature, we’ll look at which vans are eligible for the grant, and how you can claim it. We’ll also look at how you can apply for a separate grant to help cover the cost of installing a charging point at your home or business.
Small and medium vans
A grant of up to £2500 is available for every electric small and medium-sized van listed below, and your company can claim up to 1000 of these grants each year, with the limit re-setting on 1 April. That means if you’re ordering multiple vans for your business, you can claim a grant for each of them.
To qualify for the plug-in vehicle grant, a small van must have a gross weight of less than 2500kg, have C02 emissions of less than 50g/km and be capable of travelling for at least 60 miles on electric power. The following small and medium-sized vans all qualify for the grant.
A grant of up to £5000 is available for every large electric van listed below, and like the small and medium-sized vans above, you can claim up to 1000 grants per year.
To qualify for the plug-in vehicle grant, a large van must have a gross weight of between 2500-3500kg, have C02 emissions of less than 50g/km and be capable of travelling for at least 60 miles on electric power. The following large vans all qualify for the grant.
- BD Auto eTraffic
- BD e-Boxer
- BD e-Ducato
- BD e-Relay
- Citroën e-Dispatch
- Citroën e-Relay
- Fiat e-Ducato
- LEVC VN5
- MAN eTGE
- Maxus eDeliver 3
- Maxus eDeliver 9
- Mercedes eVito
- Mercedes eSprinter
- Peugeot e-Boxer
- Peugeot e-Expert
- Renault Master ZE (3.1 and 3.5 tonnes)
- Renault Trucks Master ZE
- Toyota Proace City Electric
- Vauxhall Vivaro-e
- Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter
- LDV EV80
How do I claim the grant?
You don’t need to do anything to claim the grant, it is automatically applied to the price of any eligible car or van you purchase. The grant is paid directly to the vehicle manufacturer or dealer and they handle any paperwork for you.
Can I get a grant to cover a charging point?
Yes, but time is running out to claim one for many people. Until April 2022, you can get a grant to cover up to 75% of the installation price though the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme if you are adding a charge point to a domestic property, such as your home. To make the claim, you must fill out an online form.
From April 2022, the scheme will no longer be open to homeowners who live in bungalows, detached, semi-detached and terraced housing – ruling out most buildings.
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