The current Plug-in Car Grant scheme is to continue to offer motorists up to £5,000 off the price of an electric car until at least February 2016 for all categories of vehicle, boosting further the rapidly-growing plug-in car market.
The electric Renault ZOE and Twizy now have updated the trim levels, at the same time as introducing a new longer-range motor to the ZOE (available from £13,445), resulting in a 149-mile NEDC range.
Over 10,000 Nissan LEAFs have now been sold in the UK since the launch of the pure electric vehicle in 2011.
The Government has confirmed that the current structure of the UK government’s Plug-In Car Grant will end this year, coinciding with the sale of the 50,000th electric vehicle (EV) or the end of the budget period, whichever comes first.
This weekend the final race of the first ever season of FIA Formula E took place in Battersea Park in London, with ten teams, and drivers including Nelson Piquet Junior, Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton) and Nicolas Prost (son of Alain).
LowCVP launches Guide to Local Measures for Encouraging the Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles – The five ‘P’s for successJune 26, 2015
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has launched a Good Practice Guide for Local Measures to Encourage the Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles. A key recommendation is that policy measures implemented at the local level should be consistent with each other, that common definitions and vocabulary for low emission vehicles should be established.
Nearly half of ‘expert’ respondents expect their next car to be a battery electric or plug-in hybridJune 26, 2015
Nearly half of respondents to a new Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) survey said they expect their next car to be a battery electric (BEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicle. Fourteen percent of respondents to the survey of experts already drive a hybrid or battery electric vehicle.
With the media full of stories about the dangers to our health due to the emissions from diesel vehicles, there’s probably never been a better time to consider buying an all-electric car such as a Nissan LEAF.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid offers an official economy figure of 85.6mpg, 77g/km CO2 emissions, 313hp and 450Nm torque, along with all-wheel-drive.
The journey from being interested in electric cars to being converted to electric car drivers is now complete for many of the participants in My Electric Avenue’s trials.