The electric drive, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X,

The government of UK provides incentives for the purchase of
six categories of vehicles 44.
Category one vehicles are vehicles that have the characteristic of emitting
less than 50 g of CO2 per km of drive and no CO2 emissions
for a travel of at least 112 km. The grant considered for these type of
vehicles covers 35% of purchase cost up to a maximum of GBP1
4,500. Category one car models include BEVs of:
BMW i3, BYD e6, Citroen CZero, Ford Focus Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Electric, Kia
Soul EV, Mercedes-Benz
B-Class Electric Drive, Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater), Nissan LEAF,
Peugeot iON, Renault Fluence, Renault ZOE, Smart fortwo electric drive, Smart
forfour electric drive, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Volkswagen e-up!,
Volkswagen e-Golf and FCV model of Toyota
Mirai 44.

Category two vehicles are vehicles
that have the characteristic of emitting less than 50 g of CO2 per
km of drive and also emit no CO2 emissions for a travel of at least
16 km. The grant considered for these type of vehicles covers 35% of purchase
cost up to a maximum of GBP 2,500 44.
Category two car models include PHEVs of: BMW
225xe, BMW 330e, BMW
530e, Hyundai IONIQ PHEV, Kia Niro PHEV, Kia Optima PHEV, Mercedes-Benz C350 e
(with 17 inch rear wheels), Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE, MINI Countryman PHEV,
Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial), Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall
Ampera, Volkswagen Golf GTE, Volkswagen Passat GTE, Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine, Volvo
V60 D6 Twin Engine, Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only),
and Audi A3 e-tron 44.

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Category three vehicles are vehicles
that have the characteristic of emitting between 50 and 75 g of CO2
per km of drive and also emit no CO2 emissions for a travel of at
least 32 km. The grant considered for these type of vehicles covers 35% of
purchase cost up to a maximum of GBP 2,500. This category of vehicles includes
Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line which is a PHEV 44.

Category 2 and 3 cars with a retail price over GBP 60,000 are not counted as eligible for an incentive
grant 44.

Category four vehicles
includes motorcycles that have the
characteristic of emitting no CO2 emissions and can travel of at least
50 km between charges.  The grant considered for the motorcycles
covers 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of GBP 1,500.
This category of vehicles includes BMW C evolution, Energica Ego, Energica Eva,
Scutum Silence S02, Torrot Muvi, Vmoto 100, Vmoto 120, and Zero Motorcycles
(all models).

Category five vehicles
includes mopeds that have the characteristic of emitting no CO2
emissions and can travel of at least 30 km between
charges.  The grant considered for
the motorcycles covers 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a
maximum of GBP 1,500. This category of vehicles includes Torrot Muvi City, UGBEST e-City, and Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R.

Category six vehicles
includes vans that have the characteristic of emitting less than 75 g CO2
emissions per km of drive and can travel of at least 16 km between charges. The grant considered for the
motorcycles covers 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a
maximum of GBP 8,000.

The government also provides tax incentives in the form of reduced taxation for
company cars. Government also plans to spend
more than GBP 600 million in the period of 2015-2020 to support ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) manufacturing and
adoption with the objective of 100% new Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV)
sales by 2040. There are also incentives in
the forms of free parking and access to bus lanes 19.

The HRS
Infrastructure Grants Scheme funds projects via two streams 43.
In the first stream, up to 100% of the eligible costs for 6-8 HRSs is provided
to upgrade those HRSs from demonstration projects to commercial HRSs. The
budget for this stream is about GBP 2 million 43.
In the second stream, up to 60% of eligible costs is provided for 4-7 HRSs with a budget of about GBP 3.5 million.
The applicant has to match the remaining cost from other sources 43.

The UK government also provides incentives for
development of three types of EV charging facilities as explained in the
following 45.

·       
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS): providing funding for the installation of
charging points at houses all over the UK (covering up to 75% of the cost of
installing and capped at GBP 500) 45 46.

·       
Workplace
Charging Scheme (WCS): providing funding for the
installation of charging points with a limit of 20 charging points across all
sites for each application (capped at GBP
300 for each socket) 47.

·       
On-street
Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS): providing funding for
local  authorities to install an on-street residential chargepoints (covering up to 75% of
the cost of installing the charging point and providing a specific
parking space and capped at GBP 7,500) 48.

Table
18 shows the number of charging points in the UK from 2012 to 2016.

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