Facts

Whoever you are, there is an electric vehicle for you

  • Whether you are looking for a 4×4, a family hatchback, a saloon, a sports car or a van there is an electric vehicle suitable for you
  • Over 80,000 British drivers have already switched to electric
  • Most major vehicle manufacturers now make an electric car. These models include plug-in hybrids, pure electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars
  • There are now over 30 models that are eligible for a plug-in grant, with around 40 more on the way in the next few years
  • To find out more visit Go Ultra Low’s electric car selector

 

Motorists who switch to electric cars save hundreds of pounds a year

  • Fuelling an electric car costs from just 2p per mile, compared to around 10-12p per mile for a typical petrol or diesel car
  • The average motorist could save around £800 per year in tax and fuel by switching to an electric car
  • Electric vehicles are currently exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax)
  • Government plug-in grants offer up to £4,500 off the price of an electric car, and up to £8,000 off the cost of an electric van
  • Other benefits include exemption from the London Congestion Charge and free parking in many areas
  • Electric cars require less maintenance compared to petrol or diesel cars, meaning British motorists could save £306 a year on repair bills by switching to an electric car

 

Every sort of journey can be taken in an electric vehicle, with ranges up to 800 miles

  • The electric vehicle with the longest range, the Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid, has a range of over 800 miles
  • From pure electric cars that are capable of up to 100 miles through range-extended cars (up to 200 miles) to plug-in hybrids (up to 800 miles), there is an electric car that is suitable for everyone
  • The average daily commute in the UK is less than 10 miles (ONS). Pure electric vehicles can travel around 100 miles on a full charge, while plug-in hybrids can travel several hundred miles
  • 5 million motorists (36%) never drive further than 80 miles in a single trip (Go Ultra Low survey Jan 2015)
  • Nearly half of drivers living in London did not drive further than 80 miles (in a single trip) during 2014


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