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 (or at one time were) eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car, Van, Taxi and Motorcycle 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, vans, taxis and motorcycles available under the grant schemes has increased over time and what the breakdown is between pure battery powered and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

This table shows all those vehicles that are (or were) eligible for the plug-in car, van, taxi and motorcycle grant schemes, as licensed in the UK at the end of Q2 2018.

Rank Make and Model Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Q2 2017
1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (all variants)          34,786          33,964          32,048          31,002          29,408
2 Nissan Leaf          22,919          21,675          19,624          18,922          17,352
3 BMW 330e          11,733          10,301            9,143            7,402            6,039
4 BMW i3 and i3s

(Of which are the range extender version)

 10,001 (7,070)  9,469 (6,688)  9,024 (6,437)  8,365 (6,056)  7,597 (5,464)
5 Mercedes-Benz C350 e            9,794            9,127            8,867            8,634            7,724
6 Tesla Model S            7,929            7,448            6,972            6,217            5,575
7 Volkswagen Golf GTE            7,381            6,030            5,411            4,384            3,595
8 Renault Zoe            6,122            5,847            5,751            5,729            5,432
9 BMW 530e            4,118            2,662            1,896            1,174                404
10 Volvo Xc90 T8 Twin Engine            3,943            3,740            3,338            2,979            2,522
11 Volkswagen Passat GTE            2,891            2,311            1,606            1,090                704
12 Nissan e-NV200 (all variants)            2,848            2,791            2,639            2,598            2,324
13 Tesla Model X            2,811            2,401            2,114            1,686            1,112
14 Audi A3 e-tron            2,673            2,452            2,402            2,348            2,084
15 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid            2,536            2,359            2,087            2,005            1,889
16 BMW i8            1,967            1,841            1,763            1,719            1,711
17 Mini Countryman PHEV            1,817            1,530                946                371                128
18 BMW 225xe            1,791            1,627            1,458            1,157                949
19 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid            1,489            1,322            1,074                946                636
20 Mercedes-Benz E350 e            1,308            1,064                901                820                583
21 Vauxhall Ampera            1,256            1,275            1,269            1,265            1,266
22 Renault Kangoo ZE            1,058                985                929                904                876
23 Kia Niro PHEV                972                752                289                137                   –
24 Hyundai IONIQ PHEV                887                617                314                188                   –
25 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (all variants)                800                795                785                759                725
26 Kia Soul EV                625                535                465                377                328
27 Volvo XC60 Twin Engine                583                413                177                  41                    9
28 Kia Optima Saloon PHEV                510                482                397                339                312
29 Volkswagen e-Golf                497                350                224                189                147
30 Audi Q7 e-tron                494                434                350                260                181
31 Hyundai IONIQ EV                472                389                305                239                224
32 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive                454                475                481                489                488
33 Peugeot Ion                423                422                426                426                421
34 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (EQ)                388                338                324                260                228
35 LEVC TX (Taxi)                327                  71                    1
36 Mitsubishi i-Miev                252                253                258                261                257
37 Citroen C-Zero                228                225                232                233                230
38 Volkswagen e-up!                194                186                187                176                171
39 Smart ForFour Electric Drive (EQ)                145                119                  71                  27                  11
40 Chevrolet Volt                120                121                120                120                118
41 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid                113                109                118                121                121
42 Jaguar I-PACE                  95                    3
43 BMW C evolution                  94                  79                  69                  69                  52
44 Citroen Berlingo EV                  88                  74                  66                  61                  51
45 Volvo V90 Twin Engine                  85                  67                  43                  17                    1
46 Toyota Mirai                  73                  45                  44                  41                  32
47 Zero Motorcycles                  61                  43                  33                  29                  22
48 Renault Fluence                  60                  65                  72                  71                  73
49 Volvo S90 Twin Engine                  53                  48                  28                    1                   –
50 Torrot Muvi (all variants)                  46                  45                  22                  14                    7
51 Vmoto 120                  39                    5                    4                   –                   –
52 Scutum Silence S02                  30                  36                  36                  29                  29
53 Vmoto Super Soco TS120R                  19                  11                    6                    1                   –
54 Ford Focus Electric                  14                  15                  17                  19                  22
55 Mia (all variants)                  13                  13                  14                  14                  14
56 LDV EV80 (all variants)                  10                    1                   –                   –
57 Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell                    5                    7                    7                    9                    9
58 Vmoto Super Soco TC                    1                   –
59 BYD e6                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= BD Otomotiv eTraffic                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= BD Otomotiv eDucato                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Peugeot ePartner                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Smith Electric Smith Edison                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Mahindra e20                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Hyundai KONA EV                   –
= Energica Ego                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Energica Eva                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= Vmoto 100                   –                   –                   –                   –                   –
= UGBEST e-City                   –
= Eccity 125                   –
= Eccity 125+                   –
= Askoll eS1                   –
= Askoll eS2                   –
= Askoll eS3                   –
= Askoll eSpro 45                   –
= Askoll eSpro 70                   –
= NIU M-Series                   –
= NIU N-Series                   –
Total       152,441       139,864       127,247       116,734       104,193