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 Q4 2016.

Rank

Make and Model

Q4 2016

Q3 2016

Q2 2016

Q1 2016

Q4 2015

1

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)

         25,447

         23,751

         21,708

         19,945

         16,100

2

Nissan Leaf

         14,718

         14,063

         12,837

         12,469

         11,219

3

Mercedes-Benz C350 e

           5,890

           4,756

           3,337

           1,898

               628

4

BMW i3 (range extender version)

 5,858 (,4198)

 5,217 (3,700)

 4,457 (3,131)

 4,065 (2,855)

 3,574 (2,440)

5

Renault Zoe

           4,974

           4,744

           4,339

           3,918

           3,327

6

Tesla Model S

           4,454

           3,907

           3,312

           2,826

           2,087

7

BMW 330e

           3,447

           2,552

           1,479

               340

                  -  

8

Volkswagen Golf GTE

           3,231

           3,059

           2,657

           1,970

           1,359

9

Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)

           1,886

           1,710

           1,487

           1,243

           1,047

10

Audi A3 e-tron

           1,806

           1,699

           1,634

           1,445

           1,218

11

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

           1,671

           1,667

           1,655

           1,651

           1,580

12

Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine

           1,610

           1,159

               813

               561

                 38

13

BMW i8

           1,549

           1,446

           1,307

           1,163

           1,022

14

Vauxhall Ampera

           1,278

           1,258

           1,267

           1,261

           1,272

15

Renault Kangoo ZE

               838

               805

               785

               755

               740

16

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)

               610

               484

               410

               366

               337

17

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

               515

               498

               475

               454

               395

18

BMW 225xe

               460

               290

               163

                 65

                  -  

19

Peugeot Ion

               418

               413

               405

               383

               374

20

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

               375

               333

               303

               193

               162

21

Mitsubishi i-Miev

               261

               255

               252

               257

               251

22

Kia Soul EV

               245

               244

               193

               170

               145

23

Kia Optima Saloon PHEV

               231

               207

     

24

Citroen C-Zero

               227

               220

               213

               192

               167

25

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

               209

               213

               215

               214

               212

26

Volkswagen Passat GTE

               180

                 72

                   2

                   2

                   2

27

Volkswagen e-up!

               164

               161

               154

               150

               142

28

Volkswagen e-Golf

               135

               129

               123

               120

               114

29

Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid

               124

               124

               125

               129

               157

30

Chevrolet Volt

               119

               121

               119

               122

               122

31

Renault Fluence

                 75

                 78

                 79

                 78

                 70

32

Audi Q7 e-tron

                 62

                 68

     

33

Tesla Model X

                 42

       

34

Ford Focus Electric

                 22

                 22

                 22

                 19

                 19

35

Mia (all variants)

                 13

                 14

                 15

                 15

                 15

=

Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell

                 13

                 20

                 22

                 23

                 23

37

Toyota Mirai

                 12

                 12

                 11

                   9

                   4

38

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

                  -  

                  -  

     

=

BMW 530e

                  -  

       

=

Mini Countryman PHEV

                  -  

       
 

Total

         83,169

         75,771

         66,375

         58,471

         47,922

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