Join the Ultra Low Electric Revolution
After almost 100 years of the internal combustion engine, a new automotive technology has arrived. Cleaner; quieter; and fun to drive. The electric car is here. And it’s here to stay. But, after so many years of the same petrol or diesel cars and vans, it’s understandable that you may have some questions about motoring’s electric future.
Our government intends to end the sales of new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 with the intention that almost all cars and vans in the UK are 0 emission compliant. Local authorities have an important role in helping the change towards electric vehicles with Bristol City Council embracing the transition.
For motorists and businesses seeking to switch to electric there are important questions about cost and range with ‘range anxiety’ being the greatest worry. The average range for most modern Electric Vehicles is 100 miles and much greater if a hybrid or Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is used. However, this is not a problem if you wish to use your vehicle for longer journeys.
The UK has one of the largest public charging networks in Europe, with almost 20,000 chargepoint connectors available. From residential streets and hotels to high streets and shopping centres, these are strategically located to make it easy for you to top-up your charge whilst you are out and about, or to charge near your home if you don’t have off-street parking.
There are now rapid chargers at 96% of motorway service. too. These high-powered units could charge your car to 80% in as little as half an hour. Just enough time to stop for a coffee before continuing your journey. In addition you can charge your vehicle overnight at home at very low cost and there is even a Government grant of up to £500 towards the cost of installation.
We all know that buying a new car is often very expensive. The Government’s Plug-in Car grant is designed to help overcome this, by giving you up to £3,500 off the ‘on the road’ price of an eligible new 100% electric car, and up to £8,000 off the price of a new electric van. In many cases this brings the price of electric cars and vans in-line with their equivalent petrol or diesel models.
Compared to a “traditional” petrol or diesel car, electric cars can be cheaper to run, cost less to service and maintain, and benefit from tax savings and other incentives. An electric vehicle can cost as little as 3p per mile to run and the savings add up compared to conventional fuel efficient petrol or diesel car which cost about 10p a mile. Electric vehicles are simpler and have lower maintenance costs and potentially greater reliability.
On top of the all these benefits there is also the difference electric vehicles can make to the environment and local communities which can benefit all of us. Now’s the time to switch to an electric car or van.
For further information visit Go Ultra Low: www.goultralow.com