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 Q3 2017.

Rank Make and Model Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016 Q3 2016
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)          31,002            29,408          27,677          25,447          23,751
2 Nissan Leaf          18,922            17,352          16,501          14,718          14,063
3 Mercedes-Benz C350 e            8,634              7,724            6,855            5,890            4,756
4

BMW i3 (of which Ranger Extender version)

 8,365 (6056)   7,597 (5,464)   6,798 (4,903)   5,858 (4,198)    5,217 (3,700) 
5 BMW 330e            7,402              6,039            4,873            3,447            2,552
6 Tesla Model S            6,217              5,575            5,172            4,454            3,907
7 Renault Zoe            5,729              5,432            5,212            4,974            4,744
8 Volkswagen Golf GTE            4,384              3,595            3,341            3,231            3,059
9 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine            2,979              2,522            2,184            1,610            1,159
10 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)            2,598              2,324            2,150            1,886            1,710
11 Audi A3 e-tron            2,348              2,084            1,961            1,806            1,699
12 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid            2,005              1,889            1,785            1,671            1,667
13 BMW i8            1,719              1,711            1,641            1,549            1,446
14 Tesla Model X            1,686              1,112                666                  42
15 Vauxhall Ampera            1,265              1,266            1,282            1,278            1,258
16 BMW 530e            1,174                  404                  29                   -  
17 BMW 225xe            1,157                  949                771                460                290
18 Volkswagen Passat GTE            1,090                  704                447                180                  72
19 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid                938                  636                513                515                498
20 Renault Kangoo ZE                904                  876                864                838                805
21 Mercedes-Benz E350 e                820                  583                271                  22                   -  
22 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)                759                  725                701                610                484
23 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive                489                  488                425                375                333
24 Peugeot Ion                426                  421                418                418                413
25 Kia Soul EV                377                  328                288                245                244
26 Mini Countryman PHEV                371                  128                   -                     -  
27 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV                339                  312                299                231                207
28 Mitsubishi i-Miev                261                  257                257                261                255
29 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive                260                  228                210                209                213
29 Audi Q7 e-tron                260                  181                  79                  62                  68
31 Hyundai IONIQ EV                239                  224                   -                     -                     -  
32 Citroen C-Zero                233                  230                227                227                220
33 Volkswagen e-Golf                189                  147                137                135                129
34 Hyundai IONIQ PHEV                188                     -  
35 Volkswagen e-up!                176                  171                167                164                161
36 Kia Niro PHEV                137                     -  
37 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid                121                  121                121                124                124
38 Chevrolet Volt                120                  118                119                119                121
39 Renault Fluence                  71                    73                  75                  75                  78
40 Citroen Berlingo EV                  61                    51                  45                  33                  26
41 Toyota Mirai                  41                    32                  30                  12                  12
42 Smart ForFour Electric Drive                  27                    11
43 Ford Focus Electric                  19                    22                  21                  22                  22
44 Mia (all variants)                  14                    14                  13                  13                  14
45 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell                     9                       9                  11                  13                  20
46 BYD e6                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eTraffic                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= BD Otomotiv eDucato                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= Peugeot ePartner                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= Smith Electric Smith Edison                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= Mahindra e20                   -                       -                     -                     -                     -  
= LDV EV80 (all variants)                   -  
Total        116,525          104,073          94,636          83,224          75,797
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