In August 2021, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) announced a temporary extension to the period for Plug in Vehicle Grant orders to reach ‘completed’ status on the grant portal from 9 months to 12 months. This extension expired on 4 February 2022.

Due to the ongoing semi-conductor shortage issue and the conflict in Ukraine further impacting manufacturing supply chains, OZEV will continue the extended delivery period of 12 months for eligible Plug in Vehicle Grant orders placed on the grant portal until further notice.

Previous orders made on the grant portal that have reached the 9-month delivery window from 4 February 2022 can progress to payment if fulfilled before 4 May 2022.

As set out in previous updates, all orders that have exceeded their 12-month delivery period will continue to be cancelled on the Plug in Grant portal – referenced in paragraph 2.16 in the portal guidance.

OZEV will consider the approval of longer delivery timescales up to a maximum of 18 months for multi-stage build vehicle (MSBs) and wheelchair accessible vehicle orders (WAV) on a case-by-case basis and with suitable evidence provided.