Buying an electric vehicle

It's become easier than ever to find an electric car to meet your needs, and price range, in recent years.

Most car manufacturers now produce a range of fully electric, or petrol-electric hybrid vehicles, and there is a growing resale market too.

Use a search tool such as Go Ultra Low's car finder to explore different models.

Grants for buying electric vehicles

If you choose to purchase a brand new electric vehicle, you can get a discount through the UK Government's plug-in grant.

The grant can be used by individuals or businesses to purchase:

  • cars
  • mopeds
  • motorbikes
  • taxis
  • trucks (businesses only)
  • vans
  • wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs).

You don't need to apply for the grant. The vehicle dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle's price.

Electric van trial for Kent businesses

If your business or community group uses a vehicle for transport or delivery, you could significantly reduce your carbon footprint and bring down your running costs by switching to a fully electric vehicle.

Our KentRevs electric vehicle trial scheme lets businesses trial an electric van for free to see the benefits for themselves.

Learn more about KentRevs and apply for your van trial at Low Carbon Kent.