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The newly-announced grants for small public service vehicles could be a game-changer for the EV and hybrid market

Last week, Minister for Transport Shane Ross revealed plans for a €500,000 fund to encourage buyers of SPSVs (small public service vehicles – encompassing taxis, limousines and hackneys) to choose electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The generous scheme gives buyers up to €7,000 to purchase a purely electric vehicle (EV), or €3,500 for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with an emissions rating of 65g/km or less. Used EVs and PHEVs are acceptable up to the age of six years, though a lesser grant is paid for these.

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