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 […]

Public acceptance ‘biggest challenge for EVs’

The biggest challenge in getting consumers to drive electric vehicles (EVs) is the “lack of normalisation”. That’s according to Peter Laslett, Deputy Head of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), a team working across government to support the early market for ultra-low emission cars. They include pure battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell and plug in-hybrid vehicles. Mr […]

UK revs up ‘green’ car industry with £500m fund

The ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) industry is getting a huge boost, thanks to a £500 million funding announced today. The cash, to be spent between 2015 and 2020, is the Government’s latest effort to tempt more people into buying low emission cars as well as help put Britain at the forefront of green technology. At […]

Government offers £500m for ultra-low emission vehicles

A new strategy to roll-out £500 million of funding to support the development and adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles in the UK has been launched. The Government is calling on businesses to submit suggestions on how best to distribute the cash between 2015 and 2020 as it aims for every new car to “effectively be […]

UK offers £10m prize for affordable ultra-low emission cars

Businesses, engineers and academic experts are being offered a £10 million prize to develop ultra-low emission cars that can compete with oil or gas powered vehicles. The cash will be given for technological improvements which enable ultra-low emissions vehicles to run as long and as far as conventionally fuelled cars, without having to burn fossil […]

DfT gives £37m to spread electric car charging points

A new £37 million package of funding to expand the UK’s network of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) has been announced today. As part of the programme, the Government will provide 75% of the cost of installing new charge points for home and on-street charging and for plug-in vehicles at railway stations. The funding […]