OZEV pronounces ‘shock’ plug-in automobile grant supply interval extension

The Workplace for Zero Emission Autos (OZEV) has quickly prolonged the plug-in automobile grant supply interval from 12 to 18 months – ending the specter of hundreds of potential lapsed claims.

The BVRLA revealed this morning (October 4) that the interval by which automobile consumers are capable of declare the grant funding had been prolonged in gentle of provide difficulties which noticed many buyer’s claims lapse earlier than they may obtain their new automobile.

The momentary extension introduced by OZEV as we speak applies to automobile orders positioned between June 14, 2021 and March 31, 2023.

Luscombe Motors managing director Robin Luscombe was one automobile retail enterprise chief who has breathed a sigh of aid on the change. He stated: “We had fairly numerous clients who had utilized for the grant again in October final yr and confronted the specter of dropping £2,500 due to the 12-month time restrict as a result of their automobiles have but to be delivered.

“At the moment’s announcement of the extension got here as a shock however, dare I say it, that is one other very welcome u-turn from Governement. It is given us and our clients some very welcome respiratory room.” 

Toby Poston, director of company affairs on the BVRLA, which has been interesting for the extension, stated: “That is nice information for a fleet trade that’s nonetheless affected by huge lead occasions on among the hottest battery electrical automobiles.

“We drastically recognize the enter from members on this problem and thank OZEV for taking decisive motion to help fleet decarbonisation.”

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