Plug-in grant eligible vehicles licensed

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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 2017.

Rank Make and model Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)            32,048          31,002            29,408          27,677          25,447
2 Nissan Leaf            19,624          18,922            17,352          16,501          14,718
3 BMW 330e              9,143            7,402              6,039            4,873            3,447
4 BMW i3 and i3s (of which are the Range extender version)  9,024 (6,437)  8365 (6056)  7,597 (5,464)  6,798 (4,903)  5,858 (4,198)
5 Mercedes-Benz C350 e              8,867            8,634              7,724            6,855            5,890
6 Tesla Model S              6,972            6,217              5,575            5,172            4,454
7 Renault Zoe              5,751            5,729              5,432            5,212            4,974
8 Volkswagen Golf GTE              5,411            4,384              3,595            3,341            3,231
9 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine              3,338            2,979              2,522            2,184            1,610
10 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)              2,639            2,598              2,324            2,150            1,886
11 Audi A3 e-tron              2,402            2,348              2,084            1,961            1,806
12 Tesla Model X              2,114            1,686              1,112                666                  42
13 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid              2,087            2,005              1,889            1,785            1,671
14 BMW 530e              1,896            1,174                  404                  29                   –
15 BMW i8              1,763            1,719              1,711            1,641            1,549
16 Volkswagen Passat GTE              1,606            1,090                  704                447                180
17 BMW 225xe              1,458            1,157                  949                771                460
18 Vauxhall Ampera              1,269            1,265              1,266            1,282            1,278
19 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid              1,074                946                  636                513                515
20 Mini Countryman PHEV                  946                371                  128                   –                   –
21 Renault Kangoo ZE                  929                904                  876                864                838
22 Mercedes-Benz E350 e                  901                820                  583                271                  22
23 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)                  785                759                  725                701                610
24 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive                  481                489                  488                425                375
25 Kia Soul EV                  465                377                  328                288                245
26 Peugeot Ion                  426                426                  421                418                418
27 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV                  397                339                  312                299                231
28 Audi Q7 e-tron                  350                260                  181                  79                  62
29 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (EQ)                  324                260                  228                210                209
30 Hyundai IONIQ PHEV                  314                188                     –
31 Hyundai IONIQ EV                  305                239                  224                   –                   –
32 Kia Niro PHEV                  289                137                     –
33 Mitsubishi i-Miev                  258                261                  257                257                261
34 Citroen C-Zero                  232                233                  230                227                227
35 Volkswagen e-Golf                  224                189                  147                137                135
36 Volkswagen e-up!                  187                176                  171                167                164
37 Chevrolet Volt                  120                120                  118                119                119
38 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid                  118                121                  121                121                124
39 Renault Fluence                    72                  71                    73                  75                  75
40 Smart ForFour Electric Drive (EQ)                    71                  27                    11
41 Citroen Berlingo EV                    66                  61                    51                  45                  33
42 Toyota Mirai                    44                  41                    32                  30                  12
43 Volvo S90 Twin Engine                    28                     1                     –
44 Ford Focus Electric                    17                  19                    22                  21                  22
45 Mia (all variants)                    14                  14                    14                  13                  13
46 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell                       7                     9                       9                  11                  13
47 LECV TX (Taxi)                       1
48 BYD e6                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= BD Otomotiv eTraffic                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= BD Otomotiv eDucato                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= Peugeot ePartner                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= Smith Electric Smith Edison                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= Mahindra e20                     –                   –                     –                   –                   –
= LDV EV80 (all variants)                   –
Total          126,857        116,534          104,073          94,636          83,224