It’s been an unusual few weeks
The budget announcement on the 12th March feels like an awfully long time ago! So much has happened since then both here in the UK and across the world so we’ve put together a selection of EV news and positive stories to (hopefully) make you smile.
So, sticking with our roundup tradition – it’s time to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and catch up, thanks for reading and stay safe everyone.
19 March 2020 | DriveElectric blog
A unique 30-day ‘try before you buy’ electric vehicle loan scheme piloted by the Nottingham ULEV Experience project and financed through Nottingham City Council’s Go Ultra Low funding has the potential to act as a blueprint for other UK cities that are considering Clean Air Zones.
The Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle loans have been delivered by DriveElectric, one of the UK’s leading EV leasing companies, for the Nottingham ULEV Experience project for the last two years, offering businesses and public sector organisations the opportunity of a fully-funded trial of electric cars and vans for 30 days.
13 March 2020 | DriveElectric blog
Following the UK Governments’s 2020 Budget announcement on Wednesday 11th March, we thought we would update you with some of the key points which will have an impact the electric vehicle industry, both good and bad.
25 March 2020 | Who Gives a Crap
Eco toilet roll supplier ‘Who Gives a Crap’ (popular with some of the DriveElectric team!) have been trying out some anxiety busting tips for our entertainment. Even if you don’t choose to try any of the ideas WGAC tested just reading about them will make you smile.
25 March 2020 | Fully Charged Show
This Supercut episode of “Maddie Goes Electric” has all the highlights from the 6-part series. And is a brilliant watch for anyone thinking about buying a new car. We were delighted to be invited to be involved in this project, you’ll spot one of the team sharing some EV knowledge with Maddie at the Milton Keynes EV Experience Centre, and then handing over Maddie’s electric car later on in the episode. No more spoilers, watch the episode for the good stuff!
25 March 2020 | Air Quality News
Air Quality News analysed Department for Energy, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) monitoring data for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in eight UK cities, comparing March 24th with the same day last year. They found air pollution halved in some UK cities on the first day of the lockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
25 March 2020 | MG.co.uk
MG Motor UK and its dealer network is supplying up to 100 electric MG ZS cars to NHS agencies across the UK for use by our NHS heroes. MG announced the cars will be provided free-of-charge for up to six months to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19.
The ZS EV is MG’s first electric car, the ‘exclusive’ trim has a beautiful sunroof so your passengers can watch the clouds go by, and it’s available to lease now.
To support and say thank you for the amazing job being done by the #NHS to keep us all safe, MG are proud to announce that we are supplying 100 #MGZSEV to NHS agencies across the UK for use by our #NHSheroes, so they can travel to work safely with low running costs #NHSThankYou pic.twitter.com/qKvjpWsUPJ— MG Motor UK (@MGmotor) March 25, 2020