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The government of UK provides incentives for the purchase of
six categories of vehicles 44.
Category one cars are cars that have CO2 emissions of less than 50 g/km
and can travel at least 112 km without any CO2 emissions. The grant
considered for these type of vehicles covers 35% of purchase cost up to a
maximum of GBP1 4,500.
Category one car models include BEVs of: BMW i3,
BYD e6, Citroen CZero, Ford Focus Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Electric, Kia Soul
EV, Mercedes-Benz
B-Class Electric Drive, Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater), Nissan LEAF,
Peugeot iON, Renault Fluence, Renault ZOE, Smart fortwo electric drive, Smart
forfour electric drive, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Volkswagen e-up!,
Volkswagen e-Golf and FCV model of Toyota
Mirai 44.

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Category two vehicles have CO2
emissions of less than 50 g/km and can travel at least 16 km without any
CO2 emissions. The grant considered for these type of vehicles
covers 35% of purchase cost up to a maximum of GBP 2,500 44.
Category two car models include PHEVs of: BMW
225xe, BMW 330e, BMW
530e, Hyundai IONIQ PHEV, Kia Niro PHEV, Kia Optima PHEV, Mercedes-Benz C350 e
(with 17 inch rear wheels), Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE, MINI Countryman PHEV,
Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial), Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall
Ampera, Volkswagen Golf GTE, Volkswagen Passat GTE, Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine, Volvo
V60 D6 Twin Engine, Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only),
and Audi A3 e-tron 44.

Category 3 vehicles have CO2
emissions of 50 to 75 g/km and can travel at least 32 km without any CO2
emissions. The grant considered for these type of vehicles covers 35% of
purchase cost up to a maximum of GBP 2,500. This category of vehicles includes
Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line which is a PHEV 44.

Category 2 and 3 cars with a retail price over GBP 60,000 are not counted as eligible for an incentive
grant 44.

Category 4 includes motorcycles that have no CO2
emissions and can travel at least 50 km between
charges. The grant considered for the motorcycles covers 20% of the
purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of GBP 1,500. This category
of vehicles includes BMW C evolution, Energica Ego, Energica Eva, Scutum
Silence S02, Torrot Muvi, Vmoto 100, Vmoto 120, and Zero Motorcycles (all
models).

Category 5 includes
mopeds that have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 30 km
between charges. The grant considered for the motorcycles covers 20% of
the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of GBP 1,500. This
category of vehicles includes Torrot Muvi City, UGBEST
e-City, and Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R.

Category 6
vehicles includes vans that have CO2 emissions of less than 75 g/km and can
travel at least          16 km without
any CO2 emissions. The grant considered for the motorcycles
covers 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of GBP 8,000.

The government also provides tax incentives in the form of reduced taxation for
company cars. Government also plans to spend
more than GBP 600 million in the period of 2015-2020 to support ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) manufacturing and
adoption with the objective of 100% new Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV)
sales by 2040. There are also incentives in
the forms of free parking and access to bus lanes 19.

The HRS
Infrastructure Grants Scheme funds projects via two streams 43.
In the first stream, up to 100% of the eligible costs for 6-8 HRSs is provided
to upgrade those HRSs from demonstration projects to commercial HRSs. The
budget for this stream is about GBP 2 million 43.
In the second stream, up to 60% of eligible costs is provided for 4-7 HRSs with a budget of about GBP 3.5 million.
The applicant has to match the remaining cost from other sources 43.

The UK government also provides incentives for
development of three types of EV charging facilities as explained in the
following 45.

·       
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS): providing funding for the installation of
charging points at houses all over the UK (covering up to 75% of the cost of
installing and capped at GBP 500) 45 46.

·       
Workplace
Charging Scheme (WCS): providing funding for the
installation of charging points with a limit of 20 charging points across all
sites for each application (capped at GBP
300 for each socket) 47.

·       
On-street
Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS): providing funding for
local  authorities to install an on-street residential chargepoints (covering up to 75% of
the cost of installing the charging point and providing a specific
parking space and capped at GBP 7,500) 48.

Table
18 shows the number of charging points in the UK from 2012 to 2016.

Table 18. Number of charging
points in the UK (2012-2016) 19

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Publicly accessible slow chargers 2

2804

5515

7431

8716

10736

Publicly accessible fast charger s3

36

176

481

1121

1523

Total

2840

5691

7912

9837

12259

 

As of March 2017, there are currently 13
operational HRSs in the UK, while some are
reserved for University or research purposes 49.

Two types of FCVs are available for purchase in the UK: Hyundai ix35 FCV and Toyota Mirai. Toyota UK announced that 28 Mirai vehicles had been registered in the UK as of March 2017
since its launch in 2016 49. Table 19 shows BEV and PHEV stock in the UK from 2012
to 2016.

Table 19. BEV and PHEV
stock in the UK (2012-2016) 19

Year

Number of BEVs and PHEVs (thousands)
 

2012

5.59 (82% BEV, 18% PHEV)

2013

9.34 (78% BEV, 22% PHEV)

2014

24.08 (58% BEV, 42% PHEV)

2015

48.51 (43% BEV, 57% PHEV)

2016

86.42(36% BEV, 74% PHEV)

 

1
Exchange rate for GBP in December 6th, 2017 is 1 GBP ~ 1.34 USD

2
Slow chargers include AC Level 2 chargers (> 3.7 kW and ? 22 kW) 19

3
Fast chargers include AC 43 kW chargers, DC chargers, Tesla Superchargers and
inductive chargers 19

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