Seven vehicle manufacturers raise ULEV awareness
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:15
The Go Ultra Low members boast 15 ULEVs between them
Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen join Go Ultra Low campaign
Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have joined BMW, Nissan, Renault and Toyota to work with government to raise awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) among British car buyers.
Between them, the seven Go Ultra Low members boast 15 ULEVs across a wide variety of model sizes and performance attributes, from family cars and vans, to SUVs and high performance sports cars.
This broader scope of products has increased the appeal of ULEVs to more buyers, and increased uptake.
According to figures from the SMMT, ULEV registrations in 2014 grew by more than 300% to 14,518 cars.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: “The public are increasingly seeing the benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles, which have low running costs and are easily chargeable at home or on the street. We now have seven manufacturers campaigning to show the wide range of styles and prices available so even more people will see what’s on offer, and the significant government help available.”
With pure-electric vehicles able to travel around 100 miles on a single charge and other plug-in ULEVs boasting ranges of up to 700 miles, these efficient cars are a viable, low-cost option for millions of motorists across the country.
As well as tax benefits, government currently offers up to £5,000 of the price of ULEVs and the cost of driving them is as little as 2p per mile, compared to at least 10p per mile for a typical petrol or diesel car.
Information for motorists and fleet audiences about the variety of ULEVs available, their costs and charge point locations can be found at www.GoUltraLow.com.