The Ecooter E1R scooter - a low-emission vehicle - is now eligible for a plug-in grant.
What this means for you? Well, you can get a discount on the price of a brand new low-emission vehicle through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. In fact, this means you can get £659 off the usual RRP of £3299 - so you pay just £2640 for a high spec, quality electric moped with a 3 year warranty. Plus, you do not need to do anything if you want to buy one of these vehicles - the dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price.
We are 1 of only 9 manufacturers with eligible 125cc or motorcycle equivalent electric vehicles. To be eligible, the vehicles must have zero CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km (31 miles) between charges - our Ecooter E1R can travel up to 150kms (93 miles) on a single charge when travelling at around 45km/h.
Motorcycles are also exempt from congestion charges with ‘fuel’ costing the equivalent of a penny a mile and nothing to pay for vehicle tax, plus cheaper or free parking. Switching to an electric motorcycle or scooter could result in huge savings for the average commuter, or for businesses which operate fleet vehicles.
The grant means that the government will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.
The Plug-in grant is part of a £35 million package unveiled by Transport Minister John Hayes in October 2016. Initially £3.75 million will be set aside specifically for zero emission scooters and motorcycles. The funding will also see thousands more electric charge points being installed on streets and at workplaces across the UK. The registration of new ultra low emission vehicles has risen by 250% over the last two years. John Hayes said: “No matter what mode of transport you need – a scooter to get to work, a car or a van to run your business – we are here to help you do it with zero emissions”.