Nine electric vehicles will be eligible for grants up to the figure of £5000 according to the UK government.
The grant means that from January 1 motorists will be able to claim 25 percent off the cost of the Mitsubishi iMiEV, smart fortwo electric drive, Peugeot iON, Citroen CZero, Nissan LEAF, Tata Vista EV, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt. Although, only the Mitsubishi iMiEV, smart fortwo electric drive and Peugeot iON will actually be available to purchase in January, followed by the Nissan LEAF and Tata Vista in March and the Citroen CZero sometime early in the year.
Those wanting a Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall Ampera or a Chevrolet Volt will have to wait another year until early 2012 for the first UK deliveries.
To facilitate the influx of electric vehicles on Britain's roads, Plugged-In Places schemes will include charge points installed on streets and in car parks, retail and leisure centres.
The scheme promised to install over 4000 charging points and work has already started in the first three locations, London, Milton Keynes and the North East.
"A few years ago, ultra-low emission cars with mass market appeal appeared just a pipe dream. [Now] we are on the threshold of an exciting green revolution - 2011 could be remembered as the year the electric car took off," says Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.
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