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 Q1 2017.

 

Rank Quarter Q1 2017 Q4 2016 Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)          27,677          25,447          23,751          21,708          19,945
2 Nissan Leaf          16,501          14,718          14,063          12,837          12,469
3 Mercedes-Benz C350 e            6,855            5,890            4,756            3,337            1,898
4 BMW i3 6,798 (4,903) 5,858 (4,198)  5,217 (3,700)  4,457 (3,131)  4,065 (2,855)
5 Renault Zoe            5,212            4,974            4,744            4,339            3,918
6 Tesla Model S            5,172            4,454            3,907            3,312            2,826
7 BMW 330e            4,873            3,447            2,552            1,479                340
8 Volkswagen Golf GTE            3,341            3,231            3,059            2,657            1,970
9 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine            2,184            1,610            1,159                813                561
10 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)            2,150            1,886            1,710            1,487            1,243
11 Audi A3 e-tron            1,961            1,806            1,699            1,634            1,445
12 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid            1,758            1,671            1,667            1,655            1,651
13 BMW i8            1,641            1,549            1,446            1,307            1,163
14 Vauxhall Ampera            1,282            1,278            1,258            1,267            1,261
15 Renault Kangoo ZE                864                838                805                785                755
16 BMW 225xe                771                460                290                163                  65
17 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)                701                610                484                410                366
18 Tesla Model X                666                  42      
19 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid                513                515                498                475                454
20 Volkswagen Passat GTE                447                180                  72                     2                     2
21 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive                425                375                333                303                193
22 Peugeot Ion                418                418                413                405                383
23 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV                299                231                207    
24 Kia Soul EV                288                245                244                193                170
25 Mitsubishi i-Miev                257                261                255                252                257
26 Citroen C-Zero                227                227                220                213                192
27 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive                210                209                213                215                214
28 Volkswagen e-up!                167                164                161                154                150
29 Volkswagen e-Golf                137                135                129                123                120
30 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid                121                124                124                125                129
31 Chevrolet Volt                119                119                121                119                122
32 Audi Q7 e-tron                  79                  62                  68    
33 Renault Fluence                  75                  75                  78                  79                  78
34 Toyota Mirai                  30                  12                  12                  11                     9
35 BMW 530e                  29                   -        
36 Ford Focus Electric                  21                  22                  22                  22                  19
37 Mia (all variants)                  13                  13                  14                  15                  15
38 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell                  11                  13                  20                  22                  23
39 BYD e6                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eTraffic                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eDucato                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Citroen Berlingo EV                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Peugeot ePartner                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Smith Electric Smith Edison                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Mahindra e20                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
= Hyundai IONIQ EV                   -                     -                     -      
= Mercedes-Benz E350 e                   -                     -                     -      
= Mini Countryman PHEV                   -                     -        
  Total          94,293          83,169          75,771          66,375          58,471




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