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Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme updated

todayMarch 19, 2021 39

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The UK Government Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme has been updated this week in a move to help save money. The idea has been to help encourage people into buying an EV as we move to a zero omissions market by 2030.

MG Promising to extend grant

MG Promising to match the original £3000 grant until end of March 21

The UK’s fastest-developing seller of electric cars has committed to honouring the £3,000 Plug-In Car Grant after the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) cut the level of support and price cap for which awards are eligible on March 18th.

Both the MG ZS Electric and the new MG5 EV are covered by the PICG and will continue to be so despite the government cutting the price cap for grant-funded support from £50,000 to £35,000 in  a move that it says will encourage the uptake of affordable vehicles.

At the same time, the £3,000 grant towards a new EV has been cut to £2,500, but thanks to its commitment to making EVs affordable for everyone, MG has committed to topping up the support level to its previous level for all customers who order a new MG EV in March 2021.

Volkswagens EV three

Since the announcement yesterday morning, the industry has been scrambling to highlight their ranges. With Volkswagen announcing three of their range already in the target allowance, they’re promising more of their range will fit in the £35,000 price range and launch more this year.

The e-up! leads VW's three EV's that fit in the new grant scheme
The e-up! leads VW’s three EV’s that fit in the new grant scheme

Skoda join the party

ŠKODA is highlighting that its new all-electric Enyaq iV model remains eligible for the scheme. Under the new grant guidelines, buyers of electric vehicles with an On-The-Road (OTR) price of £35,000 and under will qualify for a grant of £2,500.

The Enyaq iV 60 Nav model is promised to deliver a WLTP combined range of 256 miles* and can be charged to 80% in just 35 minutes when fitted with the 100kW charging option. The model comes with a generous equipment list that includes 19-inch Proteus alloy wheels, an infotainment system with satellite navigation and 13-inch screen, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and keyless go.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners SJB Smart Electricals are keeping abreast of the changes and latest EV news. For events and other motoring news to promote or test drives, get in touch.

Written by: Steve

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