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Information about electric vehicles

Information about electric vehicle and options available to help you switch

About electric vehicles

Electric vehicles are the future. With a ban on the sale of petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars coming in 2030, the move to electric vehicles is only going to accelerate over the coming years. 

Electric vehicles emit:

  • zero emissions throughout their daily operation
  • 50% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than diesel engine cars over their lifecycle

With ranges also improving every year, many newer cars can now travel over 250 miles in one single charge. 

Due to cheaper running costs of an electric car, they are no more expensive than running petrol or diesel cars. In fact, a recent study has suggested that it would cost the average UK consumer roughly just £310 a year to charge their electric car from home. 

Electric vehicles have several advantages over traditional petrol or diesel models.

  • Lower fuel costs
  • Reduced maintenance bills
  • Zero or discounted car tax
  • Environment-friendly
  • Ultra-low emission

Helping you go electric

If you're interested in buying an electric vehicle, you'll receive up to £2,500 towards the purchase cost through the Plug-In Car Grant. When an eligible vehicle is bought, the grant is automatically deducted from the retail price, so there is no additional paperwork to fill out.

You can also receive funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing a smart home charge point through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS).

These grants are administered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

You can also visit the Energy Saving Trust to learn more about the various types of electric vehicles available and their different benefits.