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Going electric, second-hand

• Numbers of used low-carbon vehicles increasing • We offer some tips on what to look out for Since financial incentives to buy ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) such as electric cars began in 2011, there has naturally been an increase in numbers entering the second-hand market. Based on the age...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 28/02/2018 - 13:53

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Is a hybrid vehicle right for me?

Hybrid vehicles have been on the roads since the Toyota Prius was launched in 1997, meaning it’s a mature market for buyers these days. But what exactly might prompt a hybrid purchase? Here, we’ll give you the low-down. First of all, though, it’s important to note that there are several different...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/02/2018 - 13:49

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Is an electric car right for me?

With 2018’s new vehicle licence plates set to be launched, many people around the UK may well be thinking about a new car. But is it time to consider plug-in options? It’s important to ask questions when you’re making a purchase – especially one as significant as a car. And if you’re thinking about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:27

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The Benefits of Buying an Electric Car

• Electric vehicles are here to stay • Low running costs lead consumer benefits • Tax incentives and image boost added 'carrots' for firms In a recent blog titled ‘ The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead ’, we looked at what the future holds for private transport. Electric Vehicles (EVs) were a...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 15:40

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Osborne doesn't budge-it on energy policy

Chancellor George Osborne continued his government’s approach to energy policy, balancing funding and encouragement of new renewables projects while also continuing to support fossil fuels. Backing for the much vaunted Swansea Tidal Lagoon will be welcomed by green groups and reflects the Coalition...

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The business end of sustainable transport

Continued funding support for our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative means we’re offering more businesses in England the chance to explore the opportunities available to introduce plug-in vehicles into their fleets. One of the great success stories since the scheme began in 2012 is Fruit4London – a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 08:45

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Getting electric car take-up to the next level

Irish eyes seem to be looking on admiringly at electric cars. An astonishing 20,000 applications were received to test-drive 24 EVs as part of a trial by the country’s Energy Supply Board (ESB). If this doesn’t necessarily indicate impeccable green credentials across the board, it certainly does...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/03/2014 - 08:45

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The path towards a low carbon transport future

January 2014 saw a spike in sales of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. Incredibly, pure-electric vehicle registrations increased more than 750 per cent compared to January 2013. Fuel efficient conventional models like the Fiesta, Focus and Corsa dominated in the popularity stakes. This not only...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:45

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The electric car – from a trailblazer to today

1966. A pertinent year, and especially high in the nation’s minds with the draw for next year’s World Cup just complete. But it was not just a year of dubious goals and ultimate glory; it was also a key year for the electric car. The Enfield 8000, a fully electric vehicle, made its first appearance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles - driving home a capital case for firms

We’re convinced that electric vehicles make economic sense right now – and we’re not afraid to say it. It seems that the message is getting through, too. After providing free consultancy to fresh fruit delivery company, Fruit 4 London, through our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative , it has decided to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 09:08

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