Electric Vehicles: Grants

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many plug-in car grants have been (a) issued and at (b) at what financial value in (i) the Scottish Borders, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department holds data on plug-in car grants, however this database does not provide the geographic breakdown requested.

Up to the end of September 2019, the number of plug-in car grant eligible models registered for the first time and their estimated total financial value are outlined below:

Area of registration

(a) Number of registrations for eligible models

(b) Estimated Financial value1

(i) Scottish Borders Unitary Authority


£0.8 million

(ii) Scotland


£40 million

(iii) UK


£756 million

1 Estimated from vehicle registration data by applying amount of available grant for eligible models at the time of registration. This estimate does not mean that every vehicle registered received the grant or that other vehicles did not receive the grant before the end of September 2019 but had not registered the vehicle yet.

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