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Fleet of electric vans named as eligible for grant scheme, reports @businessgreen #environmentnetwork

The government has listed seven electric vans that are eligible for a discount of up to £8,000 as part of the Plug-In Van Grant first unveiled last month . In addition to the grant, the scheme also allows businesses to reclaim the full list price VAT of any new electric van, transport secretary Justine Greening and business minister Mark Prisk confirmed this morning. FURTHER READING Carbon Trust backs fuel-cell pioneers with £1m funding Shippers showcase supply chain emission savings To qualify for the scheme models must emit less than 75g/km CO2, be capable of travelling at least 60 miles between charges – or 10 miles in electric mode for hybrid vans – reach speeds of more than 50mph, and meet European safety standards. As well as benefiting from reduced refuelling costs, electric vans are exempt from company car tax, attract capital allowance concessions, and receive a 1...

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