UK Electric Car Grant Drops to £2,500

Published Date: 13th Jan 2016

The UK Government has announced plans to drop the Electric/Hybrid new car grant from £5,000 to just £2,500

Beat the Grant Deadline

The Government have given the public the date of 1st March 2016 to get your Grant applications in, So if you’re thinking of buying a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or any other kind of Electric/Plug-in vehicle – Make your mind up and get it ordered for the new 2016 March 16 Plate.

Less than 2 Months Left

Yes, just 2 months to pick your new car along with colour and options. We advertise our new Electric cars with the Government Grant included; you can see our discounts of up to £10,000 off the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV by clicking HERE.


If all goes well and customers and businesses get there orders for new electric cars in on time, we could see a record month for March 2016. The incentive to order before the deadline will push registrations for Electric car to a new high for the March 16 Plate.

New Electric Car Grant

The new electric car grant splits into three categories and you can see them below –

Category 1 – A zero emission electric or hybrid car with a 70+ mile range when using just electric.

Category 2 & 3 - A zero emission electric or hybrid car with an electric range of less the 70 miles.

If you have a category 1 electric/hybrid car, you get a hefty government grant of £4,500 – just £500 shy of the original out-going grant.

If you have a category 2 or 3 electric/hybrid car, you can only get your hands on half the original grant – leaving you with just a £2,500 off the Manufacturer’s RRP.

What Else do I Need to Know?

There is a few more things that you should know, the first is that once your £5,000 grant has been accepted – you have nine months to take delivery of the car. If you fall outside this time-frame, you will only be eligible for the new grant and not the old one.

If you’re wondering whether the plug-in van grant has changed, we have good news – The grant remains unchanged at £8,000.

There is a new price cap being introduced. Category 2 and 3 models with a list price of more than £60,000 will forfeit the grant, but all category one vehicles with a zero emission range of more than 70 miles will be eligible for the full £4,500 grant – whatever the price of the car.

If you’re thinking of ordering a new car for March, an electric plug-in…we recommend that you get your order in as soon as possible. Grant applications are dealt on a first come, first served basis – we are taking a massive amount of electric car orders for the new 16 plate in March, so give us a call and we’ll get your order placed today!

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