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 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 are Range 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 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
Total 116,525 104,073 94,636 83,224 75,797