Chevrolet Volt accepted onto EV subsidy scheme
The Chevrolet Volt will benefit from the £5,000 government electric vehicle subsidy when it arrives in the UK in 2012, it has been announced.
Chevrolet’s Volt is one of only nine cars accepted onto the British government’s Plug-In Car Grant, which will see the prices of compliant electric vehicles slashed by £5,000. Although pricing for the Volt hasn’t been revealed, the rebadged Vauxhall Ampera comes in under £29,000 with the subsidy.
“We are extremely pleased that the government has accepted the Volt within its grant programme – as the first car in the world of its type, it means we can really hit the ground running when it arrives in the UK," said Chevrolet UK Managing Director, Mark Terry.
The Volt utilises the petrol-electric Voltec drivetrain, which boasts a range of over 300 miles; 50 of which are zero-emissions all-electric.
As well as the obvious environmental impacts, this means the Volt is exempt from VED road tax and London Congestion Charge, while company car tax stands at an ultra-low five per cent.
The Chevrolet Volt will hit UK shores in spring 2012 and full pricing details will be released nearer to the launch date.