Government Plug in car grant up to £3,500

The government is so keen for widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles that they now offer a grant for the e-up! or the e-Golf up to a maximum of £3,500. Thats a huge difference when considering which car to buy!

The best thing is that you don’t have to do a thing to receive the savings. Your Volkswagen retailer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price. Saving money has never been easier.

For more information and full T&Cs, please visit the Government website.


No more congestion charge

This is an exciting benefit for all London drivers as the costly congestion charge that applies to the centre of the city will no longer apply to anyone who drives a vehicle that emits 75g/km or less of C0₂ – a limit that all electric Volkswagens meet:

  • Golf GTE and GTE Advance: combined CO₂ emissions: 38 g/km
  • Passat GTE and GTE Advance: combined CO₂ emissions: 40 g/km
  • e-Golf: C0₂ emissions: 0 g/km
  • e-up!: C0₂ emissions: 0 g/km
Some London boroughs even offer reduced parking fees for electric vehicles, making it a win-win for Londoners who decide to drive electric – not only are these vehicles made for the city, but they’ll also save you money that can be spent elsewhere.

Savings on car tax

If your car is a zero-emission vehicle or was registered before 1 April 2017 and emits less than 100g CO₂/km, then you’re exempt from paying vehicle excise duty (VED). Often known as car tax, it’s a fee that all other car drivers have to pay to drive and park on UK roads. Just another benefit of being a zero-emissions driver.


Install a charging station for less

Once you’ve made the switch to electric, you’re going to want to install an at-home charging station so you’re never far from a power boost for your new car. And now the government has introduced a grant that can offset the cost of installation. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme gives the registered keeper of the car, the lessee or the primary user up to 75% off (capped at £500, inc. VAT) the total costs of installing the charge point, along with any other associated installation costs.
To find out more about the benefits of owning an ultra-low emission vehicle, including the Government's grants for vehicles and charge points, visit

Charge at work for less

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) makes it easier and cheaper for businesses, charities and public-sector organisations to install a charge-point in their carpark. The scheme provides financial support towards the up-front costs of purchase and installation, so you can power up at work and hopefully inspire your coworkers to switch to electric once they see how easy and cost-effective it can be.


The cost of owning an electric car

This guide fills you in on all the running, charging and purchasing costs of owning an electric vehicle. Different electric tariffs apply at different times of the day, but you’ll soon see how going electric works out cheaper in the long run.

Calculate the cost of ownership
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