Government confirms EV grant

28 July 2010

The electric vehicle grant of up to £5,000 per vehicle will be introduced from the start of 2011.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed on July 28 that the grant, which was promised by the previous Government and then put under review by the coalition Government, would go ahead.

However, while the previous amount put aside was £230m to fund the scheme, a spokesman at the Department for Transport has confirmed that just £43m has been made available up to the end of March 2012.

A decision on whether more money will be provided to extend the scheme beyond 2011/12 will only be confirmed after the spending review.