Plug-in grant eligible vehicles licensed

Green vehicles. What's selling?

This chart plots, by model, the number of licensed vehicles in Great Britain 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 2016.

Rank Make and Model Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 Q4 2015 Q3 2015
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants) 23,751 21,708 19,945 16,100 14,099
2 Nissan Leaf 14,063 12,837 12,469 11,219 10,441
3 BMW i3 (range extender version) 5,217 (3,700) 4,457 (3,131) 4,065 (2,855) 3,574 (2,440) 2,943 (1,940)
4 Mercedes-Benz C350 e 4,756 3,337 1,898 628 128
5 Renault Zoe 4,744 4,339 3,918 3,327 2,401
6 Tesla Model S 3,907 3,312 2,826 2,087 1,346
7 Volkswagen Golf GTE 3,059 2,657 1,970 1,359 1,025
8 BMW 330e 2,552 1,479 340 - -
9 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants) 1,710 1,487 1,243 1,047 896
10 Audi A3 e-tron 1,699 1,634 1,445 1,218 1,033
11 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 1,667 1,655 1,651 1,580 1,501
12 BMW i8 1,446 1,307 1,163 1,022 964
13 Vauxhall Ampera 1,258 1,267 1,261 1,272 1,279
14 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine 1,159 813 561 38 -
15 Renault Kangoo ZE 805 785 755 740 731
16 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 498 475 454 395 361
17 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants) 484 410 366 337 314
18 Peugeot Ion 413 405 383 374 371
19 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 333 303 193 162 157
20 BMW 225xe 290 163 65 - -
21 Mitsubishi i-Miev 255 252 257 251 250
22 Kia Soul EV 244 193 170 145 83
23 Citroen C-Zero 220 213 192 167 199
24 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 213 215 214 212 216
25 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV 207        
26 Volkswagen e-up! 161 154 150 142 133
27 Volkswagen e-Golf 129 123 120 114 98
28 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid 124 125 129 157 159
29 Chevrolet Volt 121 119 122 122 119
30 Renault Fluence 78 79 78 70 71
31 Volkswagen Passat GTE 72 2 2 2  
32 Audi Q7 e-tron 68        
33 Ford Focus Electric 22 22 19 19 21
34 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell 20 22 23 23 21
35 Mia (all variants) 14 15 15 15 14
36 Toyota Mirai 12 11 9 4 2
37 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 -        
  Total 75,771 66,375 58,471 47,922 41,376

 

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