Here’s everything you need to know about the plug-in van grant…
Government is going further and faster to decarbonise transport by phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, and, from 2035, all new cars and vans must be zero emissions at the tailpipe. Between 2030 and 2035, any new cars and vans sold that emit from the tailpipe must have significant zero emission capability.
The plug-in van grant (PIVG) was launched in 2012 to help bridge the price gap between the cost of ultra-low emission vans and diesel vans. *1
New ultra-low and zero emission vans purchased in the UK are eligible for the plug-in van grant – a Government subsidy that reduces the price of these commercial vehicles. The idea is to encourage businesses that can make the switch to electric vans to do so.
This policy is a key part of the country’s goal for every van on British roads to be electric by 2050, in turn enabling the target of net zero carbon by 2050 for the country as a whole. *2
Which Vans are eligible for the grant?
These vehicles are less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all:
- Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheel base variants)
- Nissan e-NV200
- Renault Kangoo ZE
- Renault Zoe Van
The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for small vans, up to a maximum of £3,000.*1
These vehicles are between 2,500kg and 3,500kg gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all:
- BD Auto eTraffic
- BD Auto eDucato (3.5 tonnes)
- Citroen e-Dispatch
- LEVC VN5
- MAN eTGE
- Maxus eDeliver 3
- Maxus eDeliver 9
- Mercedes-Benz eVito
- Mercedes eSprinter
- Peugeot e-Expert
- Renault Master ZE
- Renault Trucks Master ZE
- Vauxhall Vivaro-e
- Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter
- LDV EV80
The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £6,000.*1
How do I apply for the grant?
You will be happy to hear that no application form is needed to reap the benefits of the plug-in Van grant. If the van you purchase from a dealership is eligible, then this grant will automatically be deducted from the final price… Result!
*1 – GOV.UK – “Plug-in Van and Truck Grants Vehicle Application Form and Guidance Notes” – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/969986/plug-in-van-and-truck-grant-guidance.pdf
*2 – “Plug-in van grant: what is it and how does it work?” – https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/plug-in-van-grant-what-is-it-and-how-does-it-work/ar-BB1eLiMh?ocid=se
“Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant” – https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants