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15-05-2018 updated
Capital: London
Population: 65,081,000
Total land area (km2): 244,820 km2
Passenger cars: 28,500,000
Highway (km): 3,555 km
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

United Kingdom - Purchase Subsidies

UK has the Plug In Car Grant in Place since 2011 to support the early market for ultralow emission vehicles, offsetting the higher upfront purchase costs of these vehicles. Over the last seven years, the grant has disbursed over £0.5 billion, supporting the purchase of over 160,000 ultra low emission cars. on October 21 2018, the Plug In Car Grant changed, no longer supporting the purchase of Plug-In Hybrids. For Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (Category 1 – CO₂ emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70 miles) the Grant will be extended until at least 2020. The grant amount per car is reduced from UK 4.500 (EUR 5.080) to UK 3.500 (EUR 3.950). Used cars have never been eligible for the grant, but searches for second-hand electric vehicles have risen sharply since the announcement, and the anticipated increase in new car prices.
Registration Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Registration Tax Benefits

From April 2017, there is a tax exemption for zero emission vehicles valued £40,000 or less. Low emission vehicles pay reduced tax rates.
Ownership Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Ownership Tax Benefits

From April 2017, zero emission vehicles valued £40,000 or less are exempt from the annual circulation tax.
Company Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Company Tax Benefits

EV's pay reduced company car tax rates.Tax benefits for businesses installing charging infrastructure through a 100% first year allowance (FYA) for expenditure incurred on electric vehicle chargepoint equipment.
Local Incentives

UK - Local Incentives

- EVs exempt from London congestion zone charge.

- Local incentives such as free parking are decided at local level.

Infrastructure Incentives

United Kingdom - Infrastructure

The UK has an Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme in place in which citizens who bought an EV are able to get a Grant for installing a charging point at home. Customers who are the registered keeper, lessee or have primary use of an eligible electric vehicle may receive up to 75% (capped at £500, inc. VAT) off the total capital costs of one chargepoint and associated installation costs.Eligibility for the Grant includes Company Cars and Leased Cars for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016. Eligible is a customer’s designated private off-street parking and must be associated to the property of the customer.Similar for Workplace charging the Uk has a Workplace Chargepoint Grant which is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints. The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £500 for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 across all sites for each applicant.
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

United Kingdom - Purchase Subsidies

UK has the Plug In Car Grant in Place since 2011 to support the early market for ultralow emission vehicles, offsetting the higher upfront purchase costs of these vehicles. Over the last seven years, the grant has disbursed over £0.5 billion, supporting the purchase of over 160,000 ultra low emission cars. on October 21 2018, the Plug In Car Grant changed, no longer supporting the purchase of Plug-In Hybrids. For Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (Category 1 – CO₂ emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70 miles) the Grant will be extended until at least 2020. The grant amount per car is reduced from UK 4.500 (EUR 5.080) to UK 3.500 (EUR 3.950). Used cars have never been eligible for the grant, but searches for second-hand electric vehicles have risen sharply since the announcement, and the anticipated increase in new car prices.
Registration Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Registration Tax Benefits

From April 2017, there is a tax exemption for zero emission vehicles valued £40,000 or less. Low emission vehicles pay reduced tax rates.
Ownership Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Ownership Tax Benefits

From April 2017, zero emission vehicles valued £40,000 or less are exempt from the annual circulation tax.
Company Tax Benefits

United Kingdom - Company Tax Benefits

EV's pay reduced company car tax rates.Tax benefits for businesses installing charging infrastructure through a 100% first year allowance (FYA) for expenditure incurred on electric vehicle chargepoint equipment.
Local Incentives

UK - Local Incentives

- EVs exempt from London congestion zone charge.

- Local incentives such as free parking are decided at local level.

Infrastructure Incentives

United Kingdom - Infrastructure

The UK has an Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme in place in which citizens who bought an EV are able to get a Grant for installing a charging point at home. Customers who are the registered keeper, lessee or have primary use of an eligible electric vehicle may receive up to 75% (capped at £500, inc. VAT) off the total capital costs of one chargepoint and associated installation costs.Eligibility for the Grant includes Company Cars and Leased Cars for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016. Eligible is a customer’s designated private off-street parking and must be associated to the property of the customer.Similar for Workplace charging the Uk has a Workplace Chargepoint Grant which is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints. The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £500 for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 across all sites for each applicant.