March 15, 2018The Joint Select Committee report into Air Quality has recommended that conventional petrol and diesel cars should be phased out before the current target date of 2040.
March 13, 2018There were no new announcements in today’s Spring Statement for motorists, so here are the details of the previously-announced 2018 tax changes for car drivers that are due to come into effect in April. Firstly, here’s a summary of the headlines – measures which seem to discourage the adoption of low emission vehicles.
December 17, 2015The government has today (17 December 2015) announced a long-term extension to its' plug-in car grant.
August 26, 2015The 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.
July 12, 2015In the July 2015 Budget the Chancellor announced a new vehicle excise duty (VED) banding system for cars registered on or after 1 April 2017 where there will be a flat standard rate of £140 except for cars emitting 0g/km CO2.
July 1, 2015The 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.
November 10, 2014Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened the £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) headquarters at the University of Warwick, and up to £100m of new funding is now available for companies.
July 21, 2014After many years, the government’s car fleets are being provided with funding to introduce plug-in cars and vans.
April 29, 2014The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), the multi-stakeholder organisation charged with promoting effective policy to deliver carbon reductions from all aspects of road transport, has announced its work programme for 2014-15.
April 29, 2014The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced how it will spend its £500m funding allocation for low emission vehicles over the next five years.