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The Government has announced details of the first seven electric van models eligible for up to £8,000 - or 20% - discount under the new Plug-in Van Grant.
The first seven vans to be made eligible for the grants are;
• Azure Dynamics – Transit Connect Electric
• Daimler Mercedes-Benz – Vito E-Cell
• Faam – ECOMILE
• Faam – JOLLY 2000
• Mia-electric – Mia U
• Renault – Kangoo ZE variants Kangoo VAN ZE, Kangoo Van Maxi ZE, and Kangoo Van Maxi Crew ZE
• Smith Electric – Smith Edison variants SE2 and SE3
The announcement was made by Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Business Minister Mark Prisk.
At the launch, held at County Hall in London, Justine Greening said: “Our new grant demonstrates that you can be a motorist and still be pro-environment.
“Cars and vans are absolutely central to people’s lives – it’s how most of us get around and for many journeys they are, and will remain, the only practical and convenient travel choice. Nevertheless climate change is a global challenge we simply have to meet head on. It cannot be ignored or side-stepped."
The Government has made provision of over £400m to promote the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicle technologies. This includes approximately £80m supporting research and development activities; £30m for the installation of infrastructure; and, £300m to support consumer incentives for the life of the Parliament.