Ecodriving training suppliers can claim a subsidy of £25 (including VAT) for each driver trained in electric vehicles (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicles, and £12.50 (including VAT) for driver trained in conventional vehicles. The training must meet Energy Saving Trust’s requirements (see Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 of the terms and conditions for details).
The subsidy can be claimed for:
- courses dedicated to ecodriving training
- longer duration courses that lead on safety but also incorporate Energy Saving Trust’s ecodriving requirements
For EVs and plug-in hybrids, the minimum training duration is 1.5 hours for each driver and the maximum number of drivers is five a day. For conventional vehicles, the minimum training duration is one hour for each driver and the maximum number of drivers is eight a day.
The subsidy is available to the entity that sells the training to the client. Usually this means the training company, rather than the individual trainer, except when a freelance trainer sells training directly to a client.
Training providers are entirely free to set the prices they charge their customers.