Buying an electrified car
Fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars often cost more than their conventional counterparts, but most qualify for the Government’s plug-in car grant, reducing the price you pay. From 12 November, the grants are changing; nd out more in our news story on p40.
At present, if you buy a car that emits less than 50g/km of CO2 and can travel at least 70 miles on electric power alone, you’ll get a grant of up to 35% of the car’s price, up to a maximum of £4500.There’s also a smaller grant of £2500 for plug-in cars with emissions of up to 75g/km, although this will be axed from 12 November.
Pure electric cars with a list price of more than £60,000, such as the Jaguar I-pace, are eligible for the £4500 grant, but similarly pricey plug-in hybrids such as the Audi Q7 e-tron don’t qualify for the £2500 grant.