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UK Electric Cars

 

 

Electric cars eligible for Government £5,000 grant

Citroen C-Zero Electric Car

Citroen C-Zero electric car grant

Smart Electric Drive

"Electric Smart Car now available to buy"

Peugeot iOn Electric Car

Peugeot iOn electric car

Nissan LEAF Electric Car

Nissan LEAF electric car

Tata Vista EVX Electric Cars

tata electric cars uk

 

 

 

 

 

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car

Mitsubishi i-MiEV ev grant

Toyota Prius Plug-in electric car

Toyota Prius electric  Plug-in car with £5,000 Government grant

Chevrolet Volt Electric Cars

Worry-free electric car driving

Vauxhall Ampera Electric Car

Ampera Earth electric car Plug in Car Grant

Renault Fluence Electric Cars

renault fluence electric car

 

Electric Car Introduction
 

  Electric vehicles have been around for over 100 years.  Many new technical innovations and tax advantages mean over the last decade, they are increasing in popularity.  Electric cars are powered by an electric motor which draws its power from an on-board battery packs which act as an energy store.  Batteries are charged by simply connecting the vehicle to a mains power supply, and is usually charged overnight for a full charge.  A dedicated charge point can reduce charge times to under an hour with newer electric cars.  A feature of most modern electric cars is the regenerative braking system which allows the battery to be topped up when the brakes are applied.

A range of Plug-in electric cars have recently been launched in the UK.  These allow you to charge your electric car via mains plugs but are also powered by a highly efficient conventional petrol or diesel engine.  This can also be used to charge the batteries while on the move allowing for no range limitation and long charging intervals.  Plug-in electric cars also benefit from the £5,000 government electric car grant.

 

UK Electric Cars

G-Wiz Electric Car

g wiz electric car details

Aixam Mega City Electric Car

Orange nice mega city

Citroen C1 Electric Car

citroen c1 electric car conversion

Tesla Electric Car

new tesla electric car in london

Aixam Mega Electric Van

mega electric vans from aixam

Renault Twizy

£6,690 two-seater electric Renault Twizy hits showrooms today

Fiat e500 Electric

Fiat 500 converted electric car

Gem e4 EV

gem e4 electric car

GEM e2 EV

gem e2 electric cars

Stevens Electric ZeCar

stevens electric vehicles zecar

 

Choice of Used Electric Cars - Electric Cars for Sale

 

Until recently electric vehicles available in the UK were smaller 2 seater cars from small bespoke manufacturers with a range of of 40 to 80 miles and a top speeds from 25 to 45 mph.  Within the last few years, electric cars from mainstream manufacturers have been launched offering five seats with ranges in excess of 100 miles, with superior safety and build quality.

 

Electric cars are favoured by city drivers given their limited range and the current charging infrastructure, and are even more popular in cities where a congestion charges are in force such as London.  Huge savings can therefore be made by driving an electric car, including avoiding congestion charge tax, free road tax (VED), no petrol costs and in may cities, free parking and even charging.  Up to £5,000 is also available from the Government plug-in electric car grant.

 

Electric Cars are sometimes referred to as zero emission cars, but this refers to tailpipe emissions.  Emissions are produced during the generation of electricity unless a renewable energy supplier is used.

 

Electric Car & Electric Plug-In Hybrid Car News

Latest Electric Car News (ARCHIVE)

electric car uk news

1898 P1 electric car designed by Ferdinand Porsche

Since the construction of the first sports car to bear the Porsche name, the 1948...

Renault ZOE electric vehicle from £189 per month

Renault’s flagship electric vehicle, ZOE, has already made quite a splash since it hit the...

UK has 18% of Europe’s electric vehicle quick chargers

Nissan has announced 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers have now been installed in Europe with the...

Electric BYD e6 London Taxi

BYD, which is bringing its range of pure electric private hire vehicles to Europe, has...

Electric VW Up! from £199 a month

The all-electric Volkswagen e-up! is available from just £199 a month, through Volkswagen. It is...

Electric Volkswagen e-up from £19,250

The all-electric Volkswagen e-up! is available from just £199 a month, through Volkswagen. It is...

Nissan CARE-EV LEAF customer commitment scheme

Nissan is introducing a comprehensive customer commitment to dramatically improve the ownership experience of a...

Tesla Motors opens new store in Westfield

Tesla Motors has opened its first retail store in the UK at London’s Westfield Shopping...

New BMW i3 electric car with range extender

The all-new BMW i3 is a revolutionary zero emissions electric car in a premium car...

100% Electric Nissan LEAF best selling car in Norway for October

The Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle, has for the first time claimed...

Cordless Charging for Electric Cars

Volvo Car Group has been a partner in an advanced research project that has studied...

BMW i3 electric car

The BMW i3 electric car has collected its first accolade in the UK even before it...

Vauxhall reduced electric Ampera price by £3,500

  Vauxhall has reduced its Ampera extended-range electric vehicle by £3,500, to a starting price...
VW e-Golf and e-Up premier Volkswagen will be presenting two new and extremely efficient electric cars at the International Motor...
Electric SBU V3 self-balancing unicycle for UK Created by Focus Designs the SBU V3, self-balancing unicycle, is genuinely a new way to...
100% electric Nissan Leaf joins Motability Scheme   The new Nissan LEAF has become the first 100% electric vehicle to join the...
Renault-Nissan Alliance sell 100,000 zero-emission car The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car. Electric cars from Renault and Nissan...
100% electric Renault – London Congestion Charge Exempt Renault will boast the largest range of electric vehicles exempt from paying London’s revised Congestion...
Nissan LEAF remains Congestion Charge exempt Hundreds of Nissan LEAF drivers will continue to make their way around the nation’s capital...
Renault Twizy Cargo Taking the style of the standard Twizy, it swaps the rear tandem seat behind the...
Ford Focus electric car Ford has begun a new chapter in its vehicle manufacturing history with the start of...
Mia Electric cars to go on sale in UK   Mia-Electric is a specialist, dedicated electric vehicle manufacturer designed specifically for urban environments.  All...
Electric Mercedes SLS sets Nurburgring record: 7:56 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in...
Electric Nissan Leaf Taxi Cities across Europe are going through a quiet revolution as taxi companies start to shift...
Electric BMW i range dealer network announced   BMW UK today revealed its network of dealers that will supply and support BMW...
New London Congestion Charge exemption rules – Toyota The countdown has started: motorists wanting to maximise charge-free access to central London have just...
Renault Twizy F1 Renault has chosen the Twizy manufacturing plant in Valladolid, Spain, to present its new Twizy...
London Congestion Charge changes in force from 1 July 2013 Nissan has welcomed the changes to the London Congestion Charge from Transport for London (TfL),...

 

Electric Cars coming Soon

 

Land Rover Range_e

Land Rover showcase three Range_e concept models

MG ZERO Electric CarsMG ZERO ELECTRIC CAR

Electric Audi e-tron

BMW ActiveE Electric Cars

bmw activee

Renault Zoe Electric Cars

Electric Renault Zoe from £13,650 with government plug-in electric car grant

Electric REVA NXR

reva nxg

 

Saab 9-3 ePower

Electric Mini E Electric Car

bmw mini e electric

Electric Jaguar C-X75

JAGUAR C-X75 CONCEPT - FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ELECTRIC SUPERCAR UNVEILED AT PARIS

BMW i3

"bmw i3 ev concept"

Audi A1 E-Tron

Audi A1 E-Tron

Electric Fiat 500

electric fiat 500

 

Tazzari Zero Electric Cars

Tazzari Zero EV - UK Price & Specs

 Electric Porsche 911

ruf electric porsche 911

Nissan NUVU Electric Carsnissan NUVU

Renault ZE Electric Cars

Electric Tesla S Electric

tesla model s ev

TH!NK Ox Electric Cars

think ox electric cars

 

Gordon Murray T.27

Gordon Murray Design T.27 electric car t27 ev

VW Electric E-Up!

electric vw e-up

Lightning GT Electric Car

british built lighting electric sports car

Ginetta G50

Ginetta G50 EV

Toyota iQ EV Electric Car

Toyota iQ electric car

Delta MotorsportDelta Motorsport 150mph electric car

 

Vauxhall  electric car Vauxhall affordable electric car concept

Think City Electric Cars

Pininfarina NIDO

Pininfarina

Mia Electric Car

Mia Electric to debut three Microbus variants

Audi A2 EV

Audi A2 electric car

BMW i3 & i8

BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept

 

Karma electric car

Fisker Karma luxury electric car on display at Harrods

Electric Seat Altea

Seat unveils its first ell-electric car

Honda Fit Electric Car

123 city-mile per charge Honda Fit

Honda EV-STER

Honda electric rear-wheel-drive EV-STER

Chevrolet Spark "Chevrolet Spark"

VW Golf Blue-e-Motion

Preview of the VW Golf Blue-e-Motion electric vehicle

 

Renault Z.E, Eectric Vehicle

Renault Z.E. Zero Emissions electric car

Skoda Octavia Electric Car

Skoda’s first purely electric car

Ford Focus Electric Car

Ford Focus Electric car

Fisker Atlantic

Fisker Automotive Atlantic four-door electric car

Infiniti EMERG-E

Electric Infiniti sports car in action at Goodwood

Volvo V60 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volvo V60 plug-in diesel hybrid at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

 

 

Electric Car Parking discounts and Charging Points*

 

Details on parking concessions and charging points for London councils can be found below:
Barnet electric cars Residents Parking concessions
Brent electric cars Residents Parking concessions
Camden electric cars Residents Parking concessions, 50% parking discount & Charge points at Bloomsbury Square Car Park
City of London electric cars Free parking at 7 city car parks and all pay and display bays. 6 charge points also available.
Croydon electric cars 50% discount in council car parks with season ticket
Hackney electric cars Free residents and business parking permits
Harrow electric cars Free residents parking permit
Islington electric cars Free residents parking permit. 2 Charging points available.
Kensington & Chelsea electric cars Discounted parking and cahrging points
Kingston electric cars 3 charging points at Seven Kings Car Park
Merton electric cars 50% discount for residents parking permit
Redbridge electric cars Free residents parking and free parking in parking pays and at 20 car parks
Richmond upon Thames electric cars Free residents parking permit
Southwark electric cars 75% discount for residents & business parking permit
Sutton electric cars Free parking in council pay and display bays, car parks and free resident permits, plus Charging point at Gibson Road Car Park
Tower Hamlets electric cars 33% discount for residents parking permit
Wandsworth electric cars Discounted residents and business permits
Westminster electric cars Discounted parking at Masterpark Car parks and free parking at pay and display car parks. 48 charge points at Masterpark car parks and free residents parking.

*Please check each individual council website for further details as policy are updated regularly.


For full details about Electric cars and how they work, please visit our Green Car Technology Page.

 

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