GOVERNMENT ELECTRIC CAR GRANTS AND INCENTIVES.
GRANTS TO HELP YOU
It’s not just fuel you can save when you switch to electric. There’s a range of financial incentives available to help low and no-emissions vehicle owners, so going electric doesn’t have to break the bank.
Right now you can enjoy savings at home or your workplace, through schemes and incentives that save you money on road tax, and even your electric company car.
Combined with the savings you’ll make running your electric vehicle, these benefits could save you thousands per year. And the financial perks don’t stop there. There are also electric car charging point grants and home charging point grants to explore too, making it even easier and cheaper than ever to install a convenient home charging point that speeds up your charging time.
With these money saving options on offer, there’s never been a better time to choose electric with MINI. Keep reading to find out how it works.
GET MORE WITH YOUR MINI ELECTRIC.
Ready to make the feel-good switch to electric? We’ve got the offer for you. When you order a MINI Electric, you can choose from either £750 towards your deposit or a Pod Point home charger supplied and installed, completely on us! Check out the full details below.
HOME GRANT UP TO £350.
The grant pays 75% towards the cost and installation of a homecharge unit (up to a maximum of £350), and with our charging partner Pod Point, that means you could get yours fully installed from £449, with a three-year warranty as standard.
Please note, chargepoint grants are subject to eligibility.
TAX BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC CARS.
Drivers who choose electric with MINI will get to enjoy a host of feel-good financial perks, from grants and reduced servicing costs to tax breaks. Keen to find out more about the tax benefits of electric cars? We can walk you through some of the highlights. And if you’re looking for a full list of reasons to go all electric, then be sure to check out our guide.
Did you know our electric cars are exempt from London’s Congestion Charge? As electric vehicles produce no emissions, they’re entitled to a 100% discount. And because of that zero-emission status, it’s also exempt from road tax too.
If you’re thinking about choosing an electric MINI for your business car, then you’ll be happy to hear there’s a 2% BIK rate in 2023 and it remains at that level in 2024.
TRY ELECTRIC OUT FOR YOURSELF.
GO ELECTRIC WITH MINI.
Enjoy emission free driving, without compromising on that iconic MINI styling. MINI Electric has all the hallmarks of the Hatch, with the same iconic design and go-kart handling. And you can put your own stamp on it too, with a wide selection of styling options. Dig into the details to select your perfect MINI Electric today.
Whether you’re seeking a car that’s filled with driving joy or simply something that can elevate your everyday commute, we’re confident MINI Electric can tick all the boxes. In fact, we’re so confident we even put it to the test with a couple of drivers considering the switch. Discover what they made of the drive.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINT GRANT.
HOME CHARGING POINT GRANT.
If you have off-street parking and live in rental accommodation or own a flat, you could qualify for the government EV chargepoint grant.
The EV chargepoint grant pays 75% towards the cost and installation of a home chargepoint unit outside your flat or rental accommodation (up to a maximum of £350). Thanks to its ultra-low emissions, MINI Electric has been approved by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), which makes it eligible for the scheme.
To qualify for the grant you need to be able to prove that you’re the driver who’s purchasing, or leasing, a qualifying car like MINI Electric. You’ll also need dedicated off-street parking outside your flat or rental accommodation and the installer must confirm ownership of the property.
Find out more about charging your MINI at home here.
WORKPLACE CHARGING SCHEME.
Registered businesses, charities and public sector organisations can help their workforce charge up easily thanks to the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
The scheme is voucher-based, offering applicants a maximum of £350 towards each charging point, and helps with the upfront cost of making your workplace electric car friendly. You can apply for up to 40 charging points across all of your companies’ sites.
To be eligible you’ll need to prove that you’re a registered business in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland with your Companies House reference number. You’ll also need to let them know you have a genuine need for electric vehicle charging equipment, or are intending to encourage uptake with your staff. For more information and details on applying, see the government website.
VEHICLE EMISSIONS DUTY.
Because MINI electric vehicles don’t produce any emissions, it means you won’t have to pay Vehicle Emissions Duty (VED) for the first year of ownership. And subsequent years will be charged at much lower rates than for petrol or diesel cars.
2% BIK RATE.
If you’re thinking about choosing an electric MINI for your business car, then you’ll be happy to hear there’s a 2% BIK rate in 2023, and remains at that level in 2024.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government-funded scheme that helps to reduce the purchase and installation cost of workplace charging stations significantly. Find out how your company can apply.
If you drive around London frequently you’ll be pleased to discover MINI electric vehicles are exempt from the congestion charge, as long as drivers apply for the 100% discount.