How to Get a Government Grant for an Electric Van

Getting an electric van is good for business. You show your company’s proactive behaviour and commitment to sustainability by converting your fleet to electric commercial vans. And you benefit from available government grants such as the Plug-In Van Grant (PIVG), which we will discuss in this article. 

Your business is going to need electric vehicle charging infrastructure, for which there are also government grants. Consider applying for the Workplace Charging Scheme and Electric Vehicle Chargepoint and Infrastructure Grant. Let’s discuss the PIVG in a bit more detail.

What Is The Plug-In Van And Truck Grant?   

The UK Government announced in November 2020 that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030. And they want all new cars and vans to be fully zero emissions at the tailpipe from 2035. In September 2023, the prime minister announced a ban delay on diesel and petrol vans until 2035. 

The government maintains its commitment to zero emissions at the tailpipe by offering various grants. The intent is to encourage businesses to actively convert to electric vehicles. The plug-in van grant was launched in 2012 to assist with bridging the gap between the cost of ultra-low emission vans and diesel vans. In 2016, it was extended to include a plug-in truck grant (PITrG). Currently, the PIVG grant period ends on 31 March 2025.

Applying for the Electric Van Government Grant   

Fortunately, you don’t have to apply for the plug-in van grant. It is available to customers directly from the dealer or manufacturer’s representative at purchase. Vans must meet the grant’s criteria, any conversions must be complete before applying for the grant, and it can only be claimed for new vans at first registration. There are also limits on the total number of grants available to each business, organisation or individual each financial year.  

Maxus Electric Vans Eligible For The PIVG 

We are proud that several Maxus eDeliver vans are eligible for the PIVG in the small and large van classification. All Maxus eDeliver vehicles can be converted to meet your specific industry, cargo, and passenger needs. Our conversion body types include vans with sliding doors on both sides, tippers, milk floats, chassis cabs, crew vans, and vans with a low loading height.        

Small Van PIVG Classification

Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheel base variants)

The most compact van in our Deliver range, the Maxus eDeliver 3, is so technologically advanced you can use the cabin as an office by connecting your laptop or smartphone to access emails or apps.

  • Range: 141/213 city miles per charge
  • Top speed: 75 mph
  • Payload: 865/945 kg
  • Cargo volume: 4.8 mᵌ
  • Battery capacity: 35/50.23 kWh
  • Charging time (AC 100%): 6/8 hours
  • Charging time (DC 80%): 45/45 minutes  

Large Van PIVG Classification

Maxus eDeliver 9 

The Maxus eDeliver 9 offers three battery options, working with various battery cooling methods to reduce charge time, extend battery life, and increase operating range. The van has a multifunctional steering wheel, smart air conditioning system, storage space with LED illumination and wear-resistant flooring. An electric side step is optional, when you want to make loading and unloading easier. 

  • Range: 147/179/219 city miles per charge
  • Top speed: 62 mph
  • Payload (excluding body): Various
  • Cargo volume: 9.7/11 mᵌ
  • Battery capacity: 51.5/72/88.55 kWh
  • Charging time (AC 100%): 8/10/12 hours
  • Charging time (DC 80%): 45/40/45 minutes  

The following Maxus commercial vans are also eligible for the large van PIVG classification: 

Maxus eDeliver 3 

Maxus eDeliver 3 LWB Chassis Cab

Maxus eDeliver 9 MC L3 Chassis Cab

Maxus eDeliver 9 LC L4 Chassis Cab.

Do you want Maxus converted electric vans for your business? Speak to one of our conversion specialists about your exact requirements. Contact us today to discuss the eligibility of your Maxus electric van for the government grant.

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