Plug-in Grant Levels from March 2016

From 1 March 2016 until 31 March 2018, plug-in grant levels for cars changed from their previous structure. The amount of the grant is based on the environmental performance of the vehicle and we show the current levels for each category below. Beware that these levels may reduce if the amount of funding set aside begins to run out.

Ultra low emission vehicles are placed into 4 categories on the basis of their CO2 emissions and their zero emission range.

The categories were:

Category Minimum CO2 (g/km) Maximum CO2 (g/km) Minumum range (miles) Maximum range (miles) Grant amount (£) Maximum price (OTR - Delivery - FRF) (£)
Category 1 0 50 70.0 No limit 4,500 No limit
Category 2 0 50 10.0 69.0 2,500 60,000
Category 3 50 75 20.0 No limit 2,500 60,000
Van 0 75 10.0 No limit 8,000 No limit

A price cap for category 2 and 3 vehicles have been in operation from 1 March 2016. Vehicles that cost £60,000 and above are no longer eligible for the grant. There is a derogation for category 1 vehicles, which remain eligible for the full grant.

Category 1 Vehicles
Make Model Eligible Derivatives
BMW i3 2
BYD e6 0
Citroen C-Zero 1
Ford Focus 1
Hyundai IONIQ 2
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mahindra e2o 2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 6
Mitsubishi i-Miev 0
Nissan e-NV200 Combi 10
Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 4
Nissan Leaf 6
Peugeot iOn 1
Renault Fluence 0
Renault Zoe 10
Smart ed 0
Tesla Model S 7
Tesla Model X 4
Toyota Mirai 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volkswagen e-up! 1
Category 3 Vehicles
Make Model Eligible Derivatives
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 350e PHEV Saloon 3

Futher information and frequently asked questions regarding the plug-in grant changes that applies can be found on the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) website.