2018-12-28

Ultra low emission vehicle ownership up by 49%

New DfT Statistics reveal the rising popularity of electric vehicles

Figures recently released by the Department for Transport indicate that electric vehicle ownership has risen dramatically since 2016.  Better battery technology means that many newer electric vehicles have improved driving range, with some being able to travel 300 miles on a single charge.  Access to electric vehicle charging points has also improved, with many more on-street charging points along with those installed in both public and private car parks providing a comprehensive charging network. And with BP announcing, earlier this year its acquisition of Chargemaster, the UK's largest provider of public and domestic EV charging points, it's likely that re-charging your EV battery at filling stations will become as commonplace as topping up your fuel tank. BP predicts that by 2040 there will be 12 million all electric vehicles on UK roads.  If buying an electric vehicle is something you've considered but don't know where to start in making the switch, why not pay a visit to the EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes, the UK's first brand-neutral, electric vehicle advice and test centre. Here you can have a look around the most popular models of electric vehicles currently on the market, get independent advice and compare performance.  You can also get a free seven-day trial of any of the car models available.     

17 January 2019  11:55