There is a range of government grants and tax breaks on offer for drivers switching to electric, for both companies and individuals.
In summary – there’s never been a better to make the switch. These pages will help you find out more about switching to an electric vehicle in the West of England – including answers to frequently asked questions, grant funding and information about charging points.
- Lower emissions: Electric vehicles produce significantly lower carbon emissions and less air pollution than conventional petrol or diesel cars. A fully electric car produces no harmful emissions at all.
- Cheaper running costs: Electric cars pay no car tax and no fuel duty (for fully electric cars). Switching to an electric car could save you up to £750 a year in fuel bills.
- Quieter: A vehicle in electric mode produces no engine noise, producing a nicer environment for the driver and those that you drive past.
- More savings: There are a number of government schemes to reduce the upfront costs of converting. You can find more information here.
- Charge points: The West of England contains approximately 150 public use charge points – so you’re never far from a charge. You can see all the charge points here. If you have a driveway at home you can even get a grant to install your own charge point: either from the government or from Electric Nation.
Bristol City Council has been awarded more than £300,000 to support ultra-low emission taxis in the city.
Ultra-low emission taxi drivers in Bath and North East Somerset are getting ten rapid electric charging points after the council was successfully awarded £412,000 to fund them.