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Plug-in Car Grant extended to vans

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Transport Minister Norman Baker and Business Minister Mark Prisk announced on Tuesday January 12th that the Plug-in Car Grant will be extended to vans this year. The grant will cover 20% of the purchase price of an Ultra-Low Emission Van (ULEV) up to a cap of £8,000.

In the summer of 2011, the Department for Transport commissioned Element Energy to provide a robust evidence base on the current and future costs of new van powertrains using the latest technology cost trends, to support their policymaking in this area. The study included detailed interviews with van fleet managers to understand their willingness to pay for these vehicles and how plug-in vans could be accommodated into their existing fleets and operations. The final report and supporting evidence will be published in the near future.

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