Plug-in grant eligible vehicles licensed

Green vehicles. What's selling?

This chart plots, by model, the number of licensed vehicles in the UK that are eligible for the government's Plug-in Car Grant and Plug-in Van Grant schemes. The data is updated quarterly. By hovering over the lines you can see how the cumulative total has changed from quarter to quarter. Some model numbers have actually declined which indicates more cars are being taken off the road than are being sold. The total number of eligible vehicles licensed might not match the number of grants taken up as some vehicles might have been bought without the benefit of the grant or are not currently taxed. 

The chart below shows how the licensed number of cars and vans available under the grant schemes has increased over time and what the breakdown is between pure battery powered cars and plug-in hybrids.

This table shows all the currently eligible vehicles for the plug-in car and van grant schemes as licensed in the UK at the end of Q2 2017.

Rank Quarter Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)          29,408          27,677          25,447          23,751          21,708
2 Nissan Leaf          17,352          16,501          14,718          14,063          12,837
3 Mercedes-Benz C350 e            7,629            6,855            5,890            4,756            3,337
4 BMW i3 (of which Range Extender version) 7,597 (5464) 6,798 (4,903) 5,858 (4,198)  5,217 (3,700)  4,457 (3,131)
5 BMW 330e            6,039            4,873            3,447            2,552            1,479
6 Tesla Model S            5,575            5,172            4,454            3,907            3,312
7 Renault Zoe            5,432            5,212            4,974            4,744            4,339
8 Volkswagen Golf GTE            3,595            3,341            3,231            3,059            2,657
9 Hyundai IONIQ PHEV            2,533
10 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine            2,522            2,184            1,610            1,159                813
11 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)            2,324            2,150            1,886            1,710            1,487
12 Audi A3 e-tron            2,084            1,961            1,806            1,699            1,634
13 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid            1,889            1,785            1,671            1,667            1,655
14 BMW i8            1,711            1,641            1,549            1,446            1,307
15 Vauxhall Ampera            1,266            1,282            1,278            1,258            1,267
16 Tesla Model X            1,112                666                  42
17 BMW 225xe                949                771                460                290                163
18 Renault Kangoo ZE                876                864                838                805                785
19 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)                725                701                610                484                410
20 Volkswagen Passat GTE                704                447                180                  72                    2
21 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid                636                513                515                498                475
22 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive                488                425                375                333                303
23 Peugeot Ion                421                418                418                413                405
24 BMW 530e                404                  29                   -  
25 Kia Soul EV                328                288                245                244                193
26 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV                312                299                231                207
27 Mitsubishi i-Miev                257                257                261                255                252
28 Citroen C-Zero                230                227                227                220                213
29 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive                224                210                209                213                215
29 Hyundai IONIQ EV                224                   -                     -                     -  
31 Audi Q7 e-tron                181                  79                  62                  68
32 Volkswagen e-up!                171                167                164                161                154
33 Volkswagen e-Golf                147                137                135                129                123
34 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid                121                121                124                124                125
35 Chevrolet Volt                118                119                119                121                119
36 Renault Fluence                  73                  75                  75                  78                  79
37 Toyota Mirai                  32                  30                  12                  12                  11
38 Ford Focus Electric                  22                  21                  22                  22                  22
39 Mia (all variants)                  14                  13                  13                  14                  15
40 Smart ForFour Electric Drive                  11
41 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell                     9                  11                  13                  20                  22
42 BYD e6                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eTraffic                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eDucato                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Citroen Berlingo EV                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Peugeot ePartner                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Smith Electric Smith Edison                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Mahindra e20                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Mercedes-Benz E350 e                   -                     -                     -                     -  
= Mini Countryman PHEV                   -                     -                     -  
= Kia Niro PHEV                   -  
Total        105,745          94,320          83,169          75,771          66,375
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