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New grant scheme to reduce cost of Toyota cars

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People will soon be able to able to get grants to buy Toyota cars under a new government scheme.

In a bid to get Britain to embrace electric vehicles, the Department for Transport has unveiled a new grant scheme that will cover a quarter of the purchase price.

Transport secretary Phillip Hammond announced that a total fund of around £20 million will be available to UK car buyers taking advantage of the initiative and buying an electric vehicle.

Up to £5,000 can be saved on the nine models, one of which is the new Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Reacting to the news, Toyota UK's managing director Jon Williams said that the announcement demonstrates how advanced the firm's user-friendly plug-in service is.

"Toyota is committed to developing sustainable low emissions mobility and Prius Plug-in marks an important step in our environmental leadership, delivering exceptional emissions and fuel performance in urban driving," he added.ADNFCR-2576-ID-800290916-ADNFCR

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