When Does The Electric Vehicle Grant End?


Over the past few years, the restrictions of vehicles eligible for the Government grant have tightened. There were plans to end the Plug-In Car Grant in March 2020, but the automotive industry bargained with the government to extend it to the end of the 2022-2023 financial year. However, the maximum grant now available is £3,000. This still offers significant savings towards buying an EV, and you don’t have to do anything to receive it, the dealer will sort everything for you.

The Plug-In Car Grant was initially introduced in 2011. It offered £5,000 towards the list price of eligible cars. However, in 2016 this was reduced for full EVs to £4,500, and a reduced payment of £2,500 towards hybrids. In 2018, the grant was reduced to £3,500 available for full EVs, while hybrid models were no longer eligible through the scheme.