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Switch your regular car for an electric vehicle (EV)

Themes: Cars, Commuting

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Young lady next to electric vehicle charge point holding charger

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If you’re looking to buy a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) is an investment that will save you money in the long-term. They produce significantly lower carbon emissions and less air pollution than traditional petrol or diesel cars and no exhaust emissions at all.

They’re quieter and cost a third or less to run compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle – at present you don’t have to pay tax.

While EVs have been expensive to buy in the past, prices are falling and the second-hand market is growing. The government is now offering discounts of up to £3,000 for electric cars and up to £8,000 for vans. There are some grants available for installing charging points at residential properties, as well as the workplace scheme which offers up to £350 for each charger socket.

The council is installing public charge points across the city as part of the Go Ultra Low West project.

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Switch your regular car for an electric vehicle (EV)

Themes: Cars, Commuting

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Young lady next to electric vehicle charge point holding charger

Description

If you’re looking to buy a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) is an investment that will save you money in the long-term. They produce significantly lower carbon emissions and less air pollution than traditional petrol or diesel cars and no exhaust emissions at all.

They’re quieter and cost a third or less to run compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle – at present you don’t have to pay tax.

While EVs have been expensive to buy in the past, prices are falling and the second-hand market is growing. The government is now offering discounts of up to £3,000 for electric cars and up to £8,000 for vans. There are some grants available for installing charging points at residential properties, as well as the workplace scheme which offers up to £350 for each charger socket.

The council is installing public charge points across the city as part of the Go Ultra Low West project.

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