UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles Reports Over 2,000 Claims For Plug-in Car Grant In Q1
APR 28 2014 BY MARK KANE
According to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in the U.K., the first quarter of 2014 brings a record number of Plug-in Car Grant claims – 2,025, which is 23% of the total number of 8,724 since the scheme’s introduction (25% towards the cost of the vehicle up to £5,000).
As we see over at EV Fleet World, despite the record, these numbers are still far behind original plans:
“Although the market is gathering pace, the claims are still noticeably behind the 8,600 which the government had budgeted for in the first 12 months of the Plug-in Car Grant.”
Almost half of all of the plug-ins with Plug-in Car Grant claims in Q1 were Nissan LEAFs, which saw sales surge in March to 630.
Separately, there is also growing number of Plug-in Van Grant claims – 37 in first three months and 441 since the launch of the program in February 2012 (20% towards the cost of the vehicle up to £8,000).
Source: EV Fleet World