UK DOT updates Plug-In Grant status
The UK Department of Transport has recently updated it list of EV that are eligible for grants. The grant covers 25% of the car with a £5,000 cap.
The full list is on the DOT website and is copied below and is accurate for March 2012: It also shows that only 892 claims have been received in respect of EV purchased. See associated article.
|Make and Model||Availability|
|Citroen CZero||On sale now|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV||On sale now|
|Nissan Leaf||On sale now|
|Peugeot iOn||On sale now|
|Renault Fluence ZE||March 2012|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||On sale now|
|Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid||2012|
As of 31 December 2011, 892 claims have been made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data showing that 1,052 cars eligible for the Grant were registered over the same period.
The UK government have allocated £400 million to ultra low carbon technologies. Thsi apparantly comprises approximately £80 million supporting research and development activities; £20 million for the installation of infrastructure; and, subject to review, provision of around £300 million to support consumer incentives.
Some results from the initail finding are now avaialble: One report from the ULCV – Thats Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles is available from the Technology Strategy Board.