Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has announced its new plug-in diesel car (pictured) has won approval for the Government’s grant worth £5,000 for buyers.
The Plug-in Car Grant is meant to tempt buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon vehicles and increase the uptake in the country. In order to qualify for the Government grant, the Volvo model had to fulfil a number of criteria, including standards on battery warranty, crash safety, battery safety and carbon emissions.
The rechargeable hybrid offers three driving modes – able to drive in fully electric mode, hybrid mode or four wheel drive mode – known as Pure, Hybrid and Power.
Iain Howat, Head of product and pricing at Volvo Car UK said “The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has been a worldwide success with the initial run of 1,000 cars sold out before the car reached the showrooms. Now that we have received the UK Government’s plug-in grant I’m sure the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid will become even more attractive to UK customers wishing to purchase leading vehicle technology.”
According to official figures, 3,021 claims were made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme up to December 2012.