The Plug-In Hybrid Grant is About to Be Slashed

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If you’ve been trying to decide between a hybrid and an electric, the government’s just basically made the decision for you: the financial incentives for buying a hybrid are to be slashed.

The Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) was introduced in 2011 as a way to encourage people to buy more environmentally-responsible cars, and has supported more than 160,000 purchases. Now, the government has announced that Category 2 (CO₂ emissions under 50g/km and a zero emission range of 10-69 miles) and Category 3 cars (CO₂ emissions of 50-75g/km and a zero emission range of 20 miles+) are no longer eligible for the the grant, and Category 1 cars (CO₂ emissions of under 50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70 miles) will


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