EV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars

October 30th, 2014 § Comments Off on EV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars § permalink

Over a quarter of the UK’s plug-in cars sold in last 3 months.

Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles continue to rapidly increase, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants.

The Plug-in Car Grant reduces the price of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by up to £5,000 for cars and £8,000 for vans, making them more affordable for the public and businesses.

Between July and September 2014, over 5,000 grants were provided, more than double the number than in the previous 3 months and almost a third of all grants since the scheme was launched in 2010. There are now over 17,000 grant funded ULEVs on the UK’s roads.
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Nick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles

December 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on Nick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles § permalink

Deputy Prime Minister calls on industry to help UK accelerate demand.

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today (7 November 2013) called for innovative ideas from key players in the automotive industry to help the UK stay ahead of global competition and secure our position as global leader in ultra low emission vehicles.

The call comes following the government’s announcement of a £500 million investment to drive a low carbon revolution.

The investment, which the government announced in June, will be used to support the growing market between 2015 and 2020 and is one of the most substantial packages of support for ultra low emissions vehicles in the world. It will be used to support electric cars and other vehicles that produce almost no carbon, creating jobs and boosting economic growth, as well as tackling climate change and air quality issues.

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