Recently, the British government revealed the list of 9 electric cars that are eligible to receive subsidies of up to £5,000 under a plan to promote low-carbon transport and the Vista EV made it to the list!
The idea is to promote electric vehicles by offering the cay buyers cash back of £5,000 towards the purchase of a low-carbon car from January 2011 to the end of March 2012. The government has promised to dole out £43 million until the end of March 2012 just to make sure that car buyers are attracted towards electric vehicles that are emission free.
The other vehicles on the list include Mitsubishi’s iMiEV, Daimler’s Smart fortwo electric drive, Peugeot’s iON, Citroen’s CZero, the Nissan Leaf, the Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall’s Ampera and General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt.
To go one step further, the UK government is also investing 20 million pounds to set up local charging points for 5 regions - the Midlands, Greater Manchester, East England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.