The Government is offering a selection of grants making it more affordable for you to own an electric vehicle. These grants not only support the cost of purchase, but can also help you save money when choosing to install a charging station at your home or place of work.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) offers a Plug-In vehicle grant to encourage more of us to switch to electric driving, of up to £2,500.* Even better, we will do all the paperwork for you.
If your home has off-street parking, a wall-box can charge your electric vehicle faster than a standard 3-pin domestic plug. The Government offers a grant that supports the cost of the charger. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme supports 75% of the cost, capped at £350 including VAT, off the installation price.
If you want to encourage employees to make the switch to electric, the Government will support £350 of the installation cost for every charge point you install (maximum of 40 chargepoints). What's more, electric drivers won't incur any Benefit in Kind charges for electricity used at work.
Cars that are zero-emission, or were registered before 1st April 2017 and emit less than 100g/km of CO2, are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Commonly known as the car tax, all drivers who use regular petrol or diesel cars are required to pay. One more way going electric saves you money.
If you drive into London regularly, you'll know that the congestion charge can add significantly to your costs. Because both the ŠKODA SUPERB iV and the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV emit less than 75g/km of CO2 they are exempt from the charge.
There are local councils up and down the country that offer incentives for electric vehicle owners, eg reduced cost parking permits & free parking at shopping centres and train stations. Offer vary depending on the council, so contact your local authority to find out more.