Vauxhall cuts price of EVs by £3,000 to qualify for revised electric car grant

Vauxhall cuts price of EVs by £3,000 to qualify for revised electric car grant

Electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e are now more affordable

Vauxhall has announced that it has cut the price of its electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e to qualify for the government’s revised grant for EVs. 

Last week the government confirmed that it was reducing the funding on new EVs from £2,500 to £1,500, while only allowing the grant on new EVs costing up to £32,000, down from £35,000. 

This change meant many electric cars – such as the Kia e-Niro and Skoda Enyaq – suddenly became noticeably more expensive, while for Vauxhall, it meant that much of its line-up was now not eligible for the grant.

Now, though, Vauxhall has announced a £3,000 saving across its full Corsa-e and Mokka-e ranges, meaning all models now qualify for the grant. Even though the actual grant has been reduced, it still means that it’s now £2,000 cheaper to buy an electric Vauxhall than it was a week ago.

Prices for the new Corsa-e now start from £25,805 (including grant), rising to £30,495 for the top-spec version. As for the Mokka-e, it’s available from £29,365, rising to £30,495 for the flagship Ultimate version. 

Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall wants to move the UK to electric motoring as quickly as possible, which is why we have committed to being an electric-only brand from 2028.

“In light of a further evolution to the Government Plug-in Car Grant, we have taken the decision to change our pricing policy on our all-electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e models. With more attainable pricing from significant reductions on both models, as well as the grant, we hope to put zero-emissions-in-use motoring within the reach of even more British motorists.”

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