Fiat launches £3,000 grant for electric 500e
Fiat has launched a £3,000 electric vehicle grant which can be used on its electric 500e and 500e Convertible.
This comes one year on from the end of the Plug-in Car Grant. Meanwhile, 21 EU member states still currently offer incentives to stimulate electric car uptake.
Electric vehicle data suggests that the UK’s electric vehicle sales share has plateaued. With this, Fiat has also written an open letter asking the UK Government to join it in incentivising Britains to make the switch.
Damien Dally, Managing Director, Fiat UK, commented: “There’s no doubt the government’s Plug-in Car Grant successfully kickstarted the UK’s electric car revolution – it supported the sale of nearly half a million electric cars.
“We also appreciate it refocusing funding towards one of the main barriers to the electric vehicle transition, public charging.
“However, with the cost-of-living crisis and rising cost of electric vehicles, coupled with our net zero climate targets, we believe more needs to be done to incentivise individuals to be able to afford to make the switch.
“That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to launch the FIAT E-Grant, a £3,000 incentive towards the 500e and 500e Convertible.
“The 500e has won countless industry accolades, it looks great, its compactness suits our busy streets and roads and will certainly put a smile on a driver’s face. We want drivers up and down the country to have a better chance of experiencing that.”