Buy­ing an elec­tri­fied car

What Car? - - Electric Car Special -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.