Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Plug-In Car Grant will require compliance with 8 eligibility criteria: (technical)

Vehicle Type: New cars only. Excludes motorcycles, quadricycles and vans.
Carbon Dioxide tailpipe emissions: Less than 75g/km.
Range: EVs minimum 70 miles, PHEVs minimum electric range 10 miles.
Minimum top speed: 60mph.

Warranty: 3 year or 60,000 miles vehicle warranty, plus, a 3 year battery and electric drive train warranty with a consumer option for a 2 year battery warranty extension.
Battery performance: Either a minimum 5 year warranty on the battery and electric drive train as standard OR additional evidence of battery performance to illustrate reasonable performance after 3 years of use.

Electrical Safety: Vehicles must comply with UN- ECE Reg100.00 (PHEVs will be required to show they have met the technical requirements of 01 series amendments to UN- ECE Reg 100); vehicle manufacturers will be required to identify risks associated with vehicle use and state mitigating actions.
Vehicle crash safety: European Commission whole vehicle type approval (EC WVTA, not small series) OR evidence that the car demonstrates appropriate levels of safety as judged by international standards.

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