West Bridgford

Electric cars numbers are growing

Did you know that back in 2013 there were only 3,500 electric vehicles on the road?

In 2016 that became a whopping 90,000 plug-in vehicles in the UK. This means that more and more owners are changing their vehicles for cleaner, greener solutions. The Government’s Plug-in Car Grant is guaranteed until 2018 and more than 100,000 drivers are set to benefit from the £400 million grant opportunity.  


Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “The UK is a world leader in the uptake of low emission vehicles and the Plug-in Car Grant has been the key to that success. Extending the grant in a sustainable way ensures more than 100,000 people will benefit from financial support when purchasing these cheap-to-run and green cars. We are determined to keep Britain at the forefront of the technology, increasing our support for plug-in vehicles to £600 million over the next five years to cut emissions, create jobs and support our cutting-edge industries.”


The grant covers:

• 35% of the cost of a car, up to a maximum of either £2,500 or £4,500 depending on the model

• 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000

• 20% of the cost of a motorcycle, up to a maximum of £1,500


If you’re interested in finding out more about the government’s car grant, click here.