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Renault welcomes new Plug-in Electric Car Grant bandings

Renault welcomes new Plug-in Electric Car Grant bandings

French manufacturer Renault has welcomed the changes to the Plug-in Car Grant, announced by the Government last week.

The changes will see new Plug-in Car Grant bandings taking effect from March 2016 recognise the technological and environmental progress made by pure electric vehicles.

It will also give motorists a further financial boost to choose a pure electric vehicle such as the Renault ZOE.

Winner of What Car?'s 'Best Electric Car for less than £20,000' in both 2015 and 2014, and 'Best Electric Vehicle' in the Auto Express Driver Power 2015 survey, the Renault ZOE is a 5-door hatchback that offers all the advantages of a practical supermini, whilst including a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, with the environmental and running cost savings of a pure electric vehicle.

Ken Ramirez, Managing Director of Renault UK commented on the announcement: "We welcome the significant changes to the grant structure announced today. Differentiating Ultra Low Emission Vehicles into three categories and placing a clear £2,000 financial benefit for choosing the most environmentally friendly Category One vehicles over the other two categories, is recognition that the UK sees a strong future in zero tailpipe emission vehicles and the air quality benefits they offer.

by: Laura Thomson