Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that the Government is committing an additional £4 million to the Plug-In Van grant scheme and extending the eligibility to larger electric vehicles.
The Plug-In Van grant was launched in 2012, and was available to small commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes. But with sales of electric vans remaining “limited”, grants of up to £20,000 can now be obtained by businesses that switch to electric vehicles (EV).
Currently, around 96% of vans and trucks are diesel-powered, and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) hopes that extending the scheme will not only increase demand for electric versions, but also encourage new entrants into the market.
Read the article ‘BEIS adds £4m to Plug-In Van grant to encourage electric fleets‘ on the Edie web site. More information also available on the GOV.UK web site.