In addition to reduced fuel costs, as low as 2p per mile, there are a number of ways to receive financial support in the switch to electric and low-emission vehicles:
Support from the Government:
- Plug-in car, van and motorcycle grants, offering:
- 35% of the cost of a car, up to a maximum of either £2,500 or £4,500 depending on the model.
- 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000.
- 20% of the cost of a motorcycle, up to a maximum of £1,500.
- Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme (EVHS) offering:
- Provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at domestic properties across the UK.
- Electric Vehicle Work charge Scheme (WCS) offering:
- Support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
- Vehicle Tax Rates:
- £0 VED for electric and ultra-low emissions vehicles.
- Reduced tax rates for company vehicles.
- London Congestion Charge :
- Ultra-low emission vehicles are exempt from the London congestion charge.
Support from Brighton & Hove Council:
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