Electric car users to pay no company car tax in 2020

Changes to the UK’s company car tax system will mean drivers choosing a pure electric car pay no benefit-in-kind charges from next year. After a review of the industry changes brought about by the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions regulations, the Treasury has axed its previously published Read more…

Image of electric car charging wirelessly

The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Read more…

Electric cars could save drivers £41,000 in their lifetime

EDF claims that drivers each spend £56,000 on petrol during their lifetime, but that the average cost of charging an electric car is £15,000 The average British motorist will spend over a staggering £56,000 on petrol in a lifetime, according to new figures. With the average lifetime cost of charging Read more…

Jaguar I-Pace photo

With its first all-electric model, Jaguar has not only beaten wealthier rivals to the punch but also set a high bar for those to come after it. The I-Pace is not quite the dynamic masterstroke some might have expected, but plainly has enough dynamism for owners to take much encouragement Read more…

Elon Musk with Tesla sign behind

Deliveries for long-range version of all-electric SUV, capable of 300 miles on a single charge, will start in 2020. Tesla has unveiled its latest attempt to thrust electric vehicles (EVs) into the mass market, last night debuting a new mid-size family car capable of driving up to 300 miles on Read more…

woman in electric car

It’s certainly possible to say that the dramatic re-emergence of electric cars in recent years is set to continue. One main reason is the UK government’s projection to stop the sales of new petrol and diesel models by 2040. It also pledged that at least half of all new vehicles Read more…