Electric car sales accelerate to new peak

A record number of drivers are choosing to buy ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in Britain. New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal more than 9,600 ULEVs were registered in the UK from April to June this year. That’s an increase of 49% during the same period in 2015 and 253% on two years […]

UK EVs uptake on the rise

More than 9,000 ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) have been registered in the country from January to March this year. According to Transport Minister Andrew Jones, this is an increase of 366% compared to the same period in 2014. It is mostly due to the grants provided for plug-in cars and vans. Mr Jones said: […]

UK extends electric van funding scheme

A scheme that provides funding for electric vans has been extended, the government has confirmed. The ultra-low emissions plug-in van grant, which was due to end at the end of March, offers buyers a 20% discount off the upfront cost worth up to £8,000. The initiative – which is part of a wider £31 million […]

UK offers £5m for public sector ULEVs

Public sector organisations including the police, fire services and the NHS are being invited to bid for a share of a £5 million fund supporting ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). They will be able to test their so-called “ULEV-readiness” and winners will be offered a fully-funded fleet review to find out how to introduce greener vehicles. […]

‘Record’ number of drivers switch to plug-in cars

Britain has seen a “record” number of people switch to environmentally-friendly cars, according to the Government. More than 17,000 grant-funded electric vehicles and other plug-in cars are now on UK roads, with more than 5,000 grants provided between July and September 2014. The Plug-in Grant reduces the price of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by up […]

£500,000 boost for low carbon car clubs

The Government is providing £500,000 to support the development of car sharing schemes that are expected to help ease congestion and cut carbon emissions. It will fund two pilot programmes to promote wider access to car clubs, which currently already have more than 150,000 members in England. A Department of Transport spokesperson told ELN the […]

UK ‘risks falling behind on electric cars’

The UK is at risk of falling behind other nations when it comes to electric cars according to new analysis. Although Britain now has the world’s fifth most competitive automotive industry in the world, with Formula One an example of technological innovation, this lead “will not be maintained automatically” suggests the left-leaning think tank IPPR […]