Trading up to an electric car
Swapping your car for an electric car can really drive down your motoring costs. Electric vehicles are increasingly viable, cost-effective alternatives to gas and diesel engines. And with Britain set to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040, now is the time to think electric.
More charging points on the way:
We've installed 12 electric vehicle charging points in Cheltenham and Gloucester, with more planned. If you want to know where your nearest charging point is located please check out this map of points around the UK or visit the Charge Your Car website.
How much could you save?
Currently the UK Government is offering electric (plug-in) car and van grants for certain category vehicles. Find out more at www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants/what-youll-get
Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol/diesel cars:
- A full £2 or £3 charge gives a typical range of 100 miles. Travelling that distance in a petrol or diesel car would cost around £12 to £18.
- Top up your electric car on a low rate overnight electricity tariff for the biggest savings.
- Electric vehicles are currently exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax).
- Travelling to London? Electric cars are eligible for a 100% discount from the London Congestion Charge, worth up to £2,400 a year.
- There are fewer mechanical components than conventional vehicles so servicing and maintenance costs are likely to be lower.
- Electric cars are quieter and cleaner.
- They don’t produce any tailpipe emissions, so they have a negligible effect on air quality.
- They reduce carbon emissions, compared to petrol/diesel vehicles.