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What grants are available for workplaces and electric vans?

The incentives to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) aren’t just personal, it’s also something that the government are actively encouraging through a number of grant schemes. Business owners who own working spaces and use commercial vans are one of the main groups that the government are incentivising to make the switch to using EVs.

In this blog, we’ll explain the main electric grants for businesses that are on offer to entrepreneurs and fleet managers.

The OZEV Plug-in Van Grant

This grant pays for 35% of an electric van up to a maximum of £5,000. Vans that qualify for this grant need to have CO2 emissions of 50g/km or less and an electric mile range of at least 60 miles for full electric vans.

There are terms and conditions attached to this grant and eligibility may be revised or withdrawn at any time without notice.

The plug-in van grant

Throughout 2024 and 2025, the plug-in van grant pays out a maximum of £5,000 for models up to 4.25 tonnes and £2,500 for smaller vans. Vans that exceed the 4.25-tonne limit can qualify for a ‘small truck’ plug-in grant that will cover 20% of the price of the vehicle up to a maximum of £16,000.

As of August 2023, the following vehicles are eligible for the plug-in van grant:

Small vans – up to £2,500 grant

· Fiat e-Doblo

· Nissan e-NV200

· Nissan Townstar

· Nissan Voltia

· Renault Kangoo E-Tech

· Renault Kangoo ZE

· Renault Zoe Van

· PEUGEOT e-Partner

· Vauxhall Combo-e

· Citroën ë-Berlingo

· Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheelbase variants)

· Mercedes eCitan

· Nextem Orca

· Toyota Proace City Electric

Large vans – up to £5,000 grant

· Fiat e-Ducato

· Fiat E-Scudo

· Ford E-Transit (Leader)

· Ford E-Transit (Trend)

· PEUGEOT e-Boxer

· PEUGEOT e-Expert

· Nissan Townstar Crew Van

· Nissan Townstar L2

· Renault Master ZE (3.1 and 3.5 tonnes)

· Renault Trucks Master ZE

· Vauxhall Vivaro-e

· IVECO eDaily

· Citroën ë-Dispatch

· Citroën ë-Relay

· BD Auto eTraffic

· BD e-Boxer

· BD e-Ducato

· BD e-Relay



· LDV EV80



· Maxus eDeliver 3

· Maxus eDeliver 3 LWB Chassis Cab

· Maxus eDeliver 7

· Maxus eDeliver 9

· Maxus eDeliver 9 MC L3 Chassis Cab

· Maxus eDeliver 9 LC L4 Chassis Cab

· Maxus T90

· Mercedes-Benz eVito

· Mercedes-Benz eVito Premium

· Mercedes-Benz eVito Progressive

· Mercedes eSprinter

· Promod L City

· Toyota Proace Electric

· Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter

· Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo Commerce

· Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo Commerce Plus

The grant is immediately applicable on purchase from the dealership. Most dealerships will be upfront about what the price of the vehicle was before and after the grant and how much you have saved in the process.

Workplace Charging Scheme

It’s now possible for businesses to apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme. This could be extremely beneficial if you have lots of off-street available for your employees as you can claim £350 off the price of each installation for up to 40 charging points.

An application can be filled in online in which you must ensure that you express your aspiration to change over to a fully electric fleet. Your charging stations will need to be installed by an Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and by an approved installer.

Alongside this scheme, there is an available grant that applies to state-funded schools and further education institutions to install EV chargers on their sites. You can get 75% off both the purchase and installation cost of a charger up to £2,500 per socket or 40 sockets across the site. If you’re approved for the grant, you will be sent a voucher, which lasts for 180 days, for the work to be completed.

Whatever your working needs are, the benefits of these grants aren’t to be missed. At Hendy, we advise diligent consideration to save yourself some money and improve the conditions of both your working and physical environment. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today!

Information is subject to change at any time. Hendy cannot be held accountable for any declined applications.