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Government grants

Grants and tax breaks for electric owners

Government grants

Grants and tax breaks for electric owners

The government encourages making the switch to electric by offering a range of grants and schemes to make buying an electric car cheaper. Read on to discover how you could benefit.

Plug-in car grant

As of 14 June 2022 the Government have closed the Plug-in car grant to new orders to "concentrate funding on expanding the public chargepoint network as well as electric taxis, vans, trucks, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible vehicles." You can read the full story following the link below.

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No more congestion charge

Our electric cars meet the criteria set to avoid the congestion charge and the charge for entering the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). This could save you £27.50 every time you travel into Central London. Many areas of London also offer free parking for electric vehicles.

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Install a charger at home

The Government runs a grant to help make installing a wallbox charger at home cheaper. The EV chargepoint grant replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme in April 2022 and is open to homeowners who live in flats and people who live in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).

A young child connecting a plug to the front of a Volkswagen Passat GTE.
Help for businesses

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides a helping hand to businesses interested in installing charge-points on their premises. Eligible businesses, charities and public-sector organisations can all apply, and it could provide up to £14,000 towards installation costs.

A Volkswagen Golf GTE, in a car park, charing as a man approachers.

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