Electric van subsidy extended to trucks

BEIS and the DfT have removed the weight limit for a scheme subsidising the cost of electric vans and added £4m to the pot

Firms such as British Gas already have electric vans in their fleets. Photograph: Gareth SimkinsThe government has committed an extra £4m to fund the plug-in van grant scheme and extended its eligibility to trucks.

The announcement was made by business and energy secretary Greg Clark on 23 October as he met Japanese automotive firms.

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