Grants

Interest-Free Electric Vehicle Loan

You can borrow up to £28,000 interest-free towards the cost of purchasing a new pure electric vehicle, and up to £10,000 towards a new electric motorcycle or scooter, thanks to funding from Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government).

The Electric Vehicle Loan can be repaid over a maximum of six years.

To learn more about this scheme, click here.

Used Electric Vehicle Loan

With the Used Electric Vehicle Loan, you can borrow up to £20,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a used electric car, or up to £5,000 for the purchase of a used electric motorcycle or moped.

The Used Electric Vehicle Loan can be repaid over a maximum of five years.

To learn more about this scheme visit Energy Saving Trust

If you would like to speak to someone about electric cars, what cars are eligible, to request an application form or to learn more about the full terms and conditions please call your local Home Energy Scotland advice centre free on 0808 808 2282.

Domestic Charge Point Funding

To help you get around in your new electric vehicle, a grant of up to £250 is available towards the cost of a home charge point from Energy Saving Trust, with an additional £100 available to applicants in the most remote locations in Scotland. This is in addition to the £350 available through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

With a home charge point, you can charge overnight in your driveway, when electricity is cheapest, for further cost savings.

To learn more about this scheme, click here.

Used Electric Vehicle Loan for Businesses

The interest-free Used Electric Vehicle Loan for businesses, funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government) and administered by Energy Saving Trust, offers businesses in Scotland:

  • up to £20,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a used electric car
  • up to £20,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a used electric or plug-in hybrid electric van
  • up to £5,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a used electric motorcycle or moped

To read more go to https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/used-electric-vehicle-loan-for-business/

Business Charge Point Funding

In order to support the uptake of electric vehicles across Scotland, Transport Scotland has made grant funding available to help organisations install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on their premises. Funding is currently available for charge points for sole use by occupiers, staff and visitors.

Please note that funding for charge points that are available 24/7 for use by the general public is currently closed. 

To find out more visit Energy Saving Trust

Ebike Business Loan

Interest-free loans of up to £30,000 are available from Energy Saving Trust, funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government). The ebike business loan aims to support organisations that want to reduce the carbon impact of their transport and travel arrangements with new and more efficient alternatives, and are available to help with the cost of purchase.

The loan covers:

  • new pedal-assisted electric bikes, up to £3,000 per bike
  • new cargo bikes, up to £6,000 per bike
  • new adapted cycles

For more details, terms and conditions and application form contact Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 or visit Energy Saving Trust website Free home  trials also available.