electric vehicles

Government launches app to encourage switch to EVs

A new free app, backed by the UK Government, to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) was recently launched on World EV Day. The ‘EV8 Switch’ app is designed to calculate how much money drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle. Backed by £2.7 […]

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What the UK needs to do to get prepared for Electric Vehicles

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) looks at Electric Vehicles and the changing face of electric Britain: Have you ever thought about buying an electric car? If you have, you are not alone. With COP26 on the horizon, talk about the climate emergency is in the news every day. Buying an electric vehicle (EV) is one […]

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ECA calls for ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030

New sales of petrol and diesel vehicles should be banned by 2030, according to a submission from ECA to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Earlier this year, the Government moved forward the date when sales will be banned to 2035. However, many other countries are planning to exceed this timetable, including Norway, Sweden […]

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Majority of motorists are now open to the idea of owning an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles are poised for a breakthrough as an overwhelming majority of British motorists are now open to the idea of owning an electric car or van. Two in three drivers can now see themselves owning an electric vehicle in the future, while searches for information and cars for sale are growing faster than for any […]

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Drivers could make "substantial savings" by switching to electric vehicles

Rexel UK is supporting new research that state motorists could make substantial savings by opting for electric vehicles. The figures come from the Government-backed Go Ultra Low campaign, and indicate motorists could save around £750 annually by switching to ultra-low emission vehicles, with the potential for British motorists to collectively make a significant saving of £24.5bn. […]

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