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The plug-in car grant has been extended by 18 months in the face of supply chain issues.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said in a statement: “We have temporarily extended the plug-in vehicle grant delivery period in recognition of the continuing delays in manufacturing supply chains, due to ongoing semiconductor shortages and the conflict in Ukraine.”

The extension covers all grants logged on the system between 14 June 2021 and 31 March 2023 and the move follows an announcement in June when the DfT announced it was axing the plug-in car grant back. This stay of execution for the scheme means EV buyers can claim up to a maximum of £1,500 on an EV costing no more than £32,000.

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