The Jaguar I-Pace is been declared officially eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car Grant scheme AND the £500 Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme – which takes the transaction price down from £63,495 to £58,995 and helps make homecharging a lot more affordable.
In being accepted onto the OLEV electric vehicle grant schemes, the I-Pace qualifies for the £4,500 Plug-in Car grant and the £500 ‘wallbox’ grant, which chips the starter price down from starting with a ‘6’ to opening with a ‘5’.
Jaguar says it received written confirmation from officials earlier today, and confirms the new I-Pace is now included as an eligible vehicle on the list of low-emissions vehicles eligible for a Plug-in Car Grant.
Because the I-Pace is a full EV with zero CO2 emissions and a range of more than 70 miles, buyers benefit from the ‘Category 1’ grant – the full £4,500.
It’s also on the list of vehicles eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharging Scheme.
Jaguar works with Chargemaster to offer approved wallbox installations: with the OLEV grant included, the cost to the customer is £334. That buys a 7kW unit, which charges three times faster than a domestic plug socket: Jaguar reckons it gives 22 miles of range per hour of recharging.
As the government points out, it’s not a given that an electric vehicle will be eligible for a grant: “Only vehicles that have been approved by the government”. Hence Jaguar waiting until receiving official confirmation before making the announcement.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace: prices
|VEHICLE||UK PRICING (including £4,500 UK gvt incentive)|
|I-PACE S||£63,495 (£58,995)|
|I-PACE SE||£69,495 (£64,995)|
|I-PACE HSE||£74,445 (£69,945)|
|I-PACE First Edition||£81,495 (£76,995)|