Taycan: UK - Plug in Grant Eligibility Query

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    #1 RE66ELl, Nov 25, 2019
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    Evening all,

    In the UK is the Taycan 4S with a power performance battery eligible for the 3.5K UK plug in grant ?

    https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants

    If yes, how is this claimed, by who and when?

    Also is price quoted on the UK Porsche website excluding this grant?

    Thanks
     
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    I asked the same thing to my local Uk dealership today as there is no mention of the grant and they couldn’t answer!

    I am with business development manager on Wednesday morning so I’m hoping for clarification

    Dan
     
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    I just asked my dealer (Hatfield) as went in to finalise my spec and it was like a swear word lol

    They were like oh don't ask us about that we know nothing about grants - we have asked Porsche but are waiting for an answer.

    I think they will end up telling us that the cost price includes the grant!
     
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    The current UK price excludes uk gov grant - this and the EV charger installation grant have not yet had a decision by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles)..... there is no reason to think the Taycan won’t qualify for both given all other purely EVs do
     
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    i hope you are correct, but i still feel we will get screwed over
     
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    that's what in think will happen too, what will happen once we have finalised our finance docs etc?

    i think most people would choose to add 3.5k of extras rather than 3.5 reduction in price
     
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    I would take the price drop personally as have spec'd everything I needed :)
     
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    Yes me too
     
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    Had a call from my Dealership this evening saying that at the moment the Taycan does not have OLEV approval, they anticipate they will achieve this.
    they have sent Porsche UK an email on behalf for an update.

    The grant is expected to be abolished this year hopefully not before our cars are delivered.
     

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