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Grants and funding

If you opt for an electric vehicle, you could receive a grant to help buy it as well as install a home chargepoint.

The Government wants to see more electric vehicles on the road – so it’s offering Plug-in Car Grants worth up to £5,000 and for vans £8,000 each to curb the cost to you.

Which models are eligible?

Find out which electric vehicle models are eligible – to qualify for funding all vehicles must be able to reach speeds of 60mph and travel at least 70 miles between charges.

Find out more

There’s no application form for you to fill out to use the Plug-in Car Grant to purchase an eligible car. The car dealership or vendor will complete all the paperwork for you. Whatever grant you receive will then be automatically deducted from the price of the vehicle at the point of purchase.

Home Chargepoint Funding 

A charge point at your home is one of the major benefits of owning an Electric Vehicle. When you get home you can just plug-in your car and leave it to charge until you are need to head out in your car again. It's very convenient.

Funding is available to cover part of the cost of installing a home charge point for your electric vehicle via the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. Find details on this via the Energy Saving Trust website or you can contact them on 0131 555 9170 or ElectricVehiclesScotland@est.org.uk.

There are also over 900 publically available charging bays across Scotland which make up the ChargePlace Scotland network.