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United Kingdom

Capital: London
Population: 66,647,112
Total land area (km2): 244,820 km2
Passenger cars: 34,887,915
Highway (km): 3,803 km
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

United Kingdom - Purchase Subsidies

Grants now reach up to £3,000 for cars (must be under 50g/km and do 112km/70 miles with zero emissions and costing less than £50,000). There is also a van grant, of up to £8,000, and grants for qualifying trucks, taxis and motorbikes/mopeds.
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

"As set out in July 2019, the UK government will reduce most CCT (company car tax) rates by 2% in 2020-21 for cars first registered from 6 April 2020 to reflect the introduction of WLTP. Rates will return to planned levels over the following two years, increasing by 1% in 2021-22 and 1% in 2022-23. Rates will then be frozen until 2024-25. Van benefit charge nil-rating for zero emission vans From April 2021, the government will apply a nil rate of tax to zero-emission vans within van benefit charge. 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

Grants now reach up to £3,000 for cars (must be under 50g/km and do 112km/70 miles with zero emissions and costing less than £50,000). There is also a van grant, of up to £8,000, and grants for qualifying trucks, taxis and motorbikes/mopeds.
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

"As set out in July 2019, the UK government will reduce most CCT (company car tax) rates by 2% in 2020-21 for cars first registered from 6 April 2020 to reflect the introduction of WLTP. Rates will return to planned levels over the following two years, increasing by 1% in 2021-22 and 1% in 2022-23. Rates will then be frozen until 2024-25. Van benefit charge nil-rating for zero emission vans From April 2021, the government will apply a nil rate of tax to zero-emission vans within van benefit charge. 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.