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Axing of plug-in car grant does not affect vans, Logistics UK reassures members


The surprise announcement from the government last week (14 June 2022), that it will end the plug-in car grant (PiCG) for new car sales with immediate effect will not affect the plug-in grant for vans, Logistics UK has reassured its members.

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP said: “Having successfully kickstarted the electric car market, we now want to use plug-in grants to match the success across other vehicle types, from taxis to delivery vans and everything in between, to help make the switch to zero emission travel cheaper and easier.”

Battery and hybrid electric vehicles (EV) now account for one in two of all new cars sold and fully electric cars now represent one in six new cars on Britain’s roads. However, the government says that successive reductions in the size of the grant, and the number of models it covers, has had little effect on rapidly accelerating sales or on the growing range of models being made. 

The £300 million grant funding will now be refocused on vans, trucks, taxis, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible vehicles, to encourage take-up of electric vehicles in these developing sectors and on expanding the public charging infrastructure.

Denise Beedell, Public Policy Manager, Logistics UK, said: “The fact that the plug-in van grant (PiVG) remains unchanged is fantastic news for van operators looking to transition their fleets to zero emission vehicles. The electric van market is less mature than that for electric cars, so it is imperative that government funding should continue to be focused on growing this important segment of the fledgling EV market in the UK.”

*www.logistics.org.uk/van

Published On: 23/06/2022 16:00:51

 

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