Surrey County Council offers £10,000 grant for e-electric Citroen vans


Surrey County Council are offering a completely unique grant to enable business to own an all-electric Citroen van for up to £10,000 less than retail. As part of the Electric Towns and Cities Initiative (ETCI), Guildford (Surrey County Council) are offering grants on a first-come, first-served basis for new registration electric commercials through Charters.

Read on for the full terms and conditions to this grant but for local businesses, it is a monumental support system that will benefit both their economy and the environment.

e-Berlingo comes with £5,000 Grant

How many grants are available?

Eligible businesses can apply for up to 10 vehicles and claim a grant for each of them. That’s a £5,000 grant for e-Berlingo and £10,000 grant for both e-Dispatch and e-Relay, giving a potential saving of up to £100,000 if renewing your entire fleet.

e-Dispatch comes with £10,000 Grant

Is my business eligible for the ETCI grants?

It’s incredibly easy to establish whether your business is eligible for these local grants. Each business must abide by the following criteria:

  1. MUST do a minimum of 150 single journeys per year on the A3 (between the A31 Junction to Farnham and the Guildford university junction). The map below details the area.
  2. MUST operate a DIESEL light commercial vehicle (N1 Vehicle), owned for at least one year.
  3. Be a business or charity operating anywhere in the UK and able to provide 2 years of accounts.
  4. Business to have received less than £315,000 in subsidies in the last 3 years.
  5. Agree for Telematics to be fitted to monitor journeys on the A3 only.
  6. Continue to own and drive the new electric vehicle on the A3 between the A31 junction to Farnham and the Guildford university junction for a minimum of 150 single journeys per year for 2 years. If this is not achieved, they may be asked to pay back the grant.

Our Conclusion?

These HUGE grants do not come up often and if you drive regularly down the A3 through Guildford and you run a business, then you need to take advantage of this scheme as soon as possible. With up to ten vehicles eligible for the grant per business, this means your company could save an incredible £100,000 on your next fleet of new electric Citroen vans. Contact our business specialists today to discuss the scheme and discover the new electric commercial range today. For more details, you can click the link below which will take you through to the official site discussing the scheme.


e-Relay comes with £10,000 Grant

Your brand new Citroen electric van can be reduced in price if you submit your current vehicle in towards the cost of your new model.

Complete the Part Exchange form and one of our team will quickly quote you on a new Citroen electric van (even if it is still financed). If you don’t see the vehicle you want then check back regularly as we will be updating this page whenever new stock comes in.

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