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Electric Car Grant Criteria Published

CO2 emissions, minimum top speed and crash standards announced for £5,000 British programme.

Published: 20-Sep-2010

The Government has taken another step closer to rolling out its £5,000 electric car grant scheme after announcing the criteria required for eligibility.

A range of safety, emissions and performance standards are among the criteria that qualifying electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-fuelled cars must meet.

These include not exceeding a tailpipe CO2 emissions level of 75g/km, having a minimum top speed of 60mph, and meeting internationally-recognised crash standards. Meanwhile, manufacturers will have to provide a three-year or 60,000 mile vehicle warranty, along with a similar length battery and electric drive train warranty.

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