Mayor of London EV grants
There are various grants available, towards the up front cost of a new electric vehicle. Whether you are a resident, or a business, there may be something suitable for you.
Scrappage scheme for microbusinesses, charities and sole traders
The Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help tackle London's air quality crisis. It supports microbusinesses, sole traders and charities to replace vehicles that don't meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards.
If your vehicle doesn't meet the new, stricter ULEZ emissions standards, you will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the zone. There are two options within this scheme:
- Scrappage and purchase/lease of Euro 6 replacement (£3,500). The vehicle scrapped must be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that does not meet the ULEZ standards
- Scrappage and contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of an electric vehicle (£6,000). The grant payment is made up of £3,500 for scrapping non-compliant ULEZ vehicles, plus a £2,500 contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of a replacement electric vehicle
Under the scrappage scheme, eligible microbusinesses, sole traders and charities can apply for funds to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and charity minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Find out more information below.
Scrappage scheme for low income residents and people with disabilities
This scheme is open to those who receive certain means-tested and non means-tested disability benefits. The scheme offers two payments:
- £1,000 to scrap a motorcycle or moped
- £2,000 to scrap a car
For more information on eligibility criteria, see Transport for London's Car and motorcycle scrappage scheme page (external link).