Celebrating EV ownership
Today is World EV Day! So at DriveElectric we’re celebrating electric vehicle adoption in the UK (and worldwide) too. The popularity of electric cars and vans has gone wild over the last few years and it’s been incredible to see this happen (and a bit of a relief to know we weren’t barking up the wrong tree with EVs all these years!). We’ve put together an infographic below to show how many EVs the UK has purchased over the last 8 years or so:
Notable EV news this year:
There have been some great EV stories this year – from Tesla Model 3’s outselling everything! To MG ZS EV’s keeping keyworkers moving during lockdown to name a few. There’s lots more great stuff in our monthly news roundups too, you can see July’s here, below are just a small selection of our highlights from the past few months:
March 2020 | Fully Charged Show
The Fully Charged Show released a really helpful 6 part mini-series for electric car newbies, this Supercut episode of “Maddie Goes Electric” has all the highlights from the 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 DriveElectric 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!
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.
28 May 2020 | DriveElectric
Asking public transport commuters how they were planning to change their journey to work post-lockdown:
With employees in the UK being encouraged to return to work, but being discouraged from using public transport, figures show that electric vehicles can be one of the cheapest travel options – but many company car policies don’t allow EVs.
We ran some polls on Twitter and LinkedIn to ask commuters how they’re planning to change their journey to work post lockdown.
June 2020 | GOV.UK
There have been rumblings for a while that this was going to be ‘a thing’ (we mentioned this in our September 2018 roundup), but now its been confirmed that green number plates for 100% electric vehicles will be rolled out from this autumn.
A number of designs were up for discussion previously, however it’s been decided the plates identifying EVs will have have a green flash on the left-hand side. We’re looking forward to seeing these on the road and we think it’ll be really surprising for people who aren’t into EVs at the moment to see just how many are out there!
Not currently an electric car driver? …make an EV pledge today
If you’re not already an EV driver one way you can get involved is to pledge to make your next car electric on the world EV Day website. Or you could add a reminder to your google calendar for when it’s time to switch – whatever works for you!
Take a look at our EV offers to see what’s out there that could work for you. There’s something for everyone… from city cars like the Smart forfour, fortwo or the Skoda Citigoe… to long range cars like the Hyundai Kona (251 miles real world range) or Tesla Model 3 Long Range (295 miles of real world range per charge).