In order to boost sales, Peugeot UK will offer an extra £500 towards new fully electric vehicle purchases. This follows the Government announcement that it would reduce the current Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) from £3,500 to £3,000 starting on 12 March.
As was previously announced, the British government plans to make their environmental bonus last longer, as they will increase the funding pool for the grant, however the maximum bonus will simultaneously be lowered by the above-mentioned £500. This was initially meant to happen in the beginning of April, however it seems that amidst the corona-virus slump the government decided to move up their schedule a bit. The programme is still set to run until 2023 for the moment, however.
Peugeot has decided to bridge this unexpected gap with the £500 bonus and will extend this to all battery-electric vehicle orders placed until the 31st of March. The vehicles available here are the e-208 city car and the about-to-be-released e-2008 electric SUV. The commercial launch of the SUV will take place on the 23rd of April, but orders are already being accepted now.
In addition to the cash bonus, buyers of new Peugeot vehicles in the UK will receive a POD Point Home Charging Unit along with a six-month subscription to the Polar Plus Network, which is hailed as the current largest EV charging network in the UK.
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