1.  It costs from just 2p per mile per mile to drive an ultra low emission car.

Nissan LEAF

Running cost based on Nissan LEAF: 1.75p/mile (on range of 124 miles), based on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 11th November 2013, assuming 7 hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on daytime rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 26p also applies.

http://www.nissan.co.uk/GB/en/vehicle/electric-vehicles/leaf.html

Renault ZOE

2p a mile running cost based on (a) overnight electricity charges (British Gas Standard Economy 7 unit rates for payment via direct debit as at 21st January 2014), and (b) a range of up to 130 miles per full charge. Renault ZOE can travel up to 130 miles on a single charge, based on the new European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Actual range may vary due to driving style, road condition, heating and other uncontrollable factors. ZOE emits zero CO2 emissions whilst driving. A daily standard charge of 26p also applies. Information correct at time of publishing.

www.renault.co.uk/cars/electric-vehicles/zoe/zoe/zecharging/whereandwhentocharge/index.jsp

BMW i3

Official fuel economy figures for the BMW i3: mpg N/A, CO2 emissions 0 g/km, nominal power output (electric motor) 75/102 kW/hp at 4,800 rpm; peak power output (electric motor) 125/170 kW/hp, total average energy consumption per 62 miles/100 km (combined cycle) 12.9 kWh, customer orientated range 80-100 miles, total range (combined cycle) 118 miles.

Fuel/Charging costs based on an estimated average annual mileage of 10,000 miles. BMW i3 cost based on an EDF Energy Economy-7 Overnight Tariff of 6.36 pence per kWh using the BMW i Wallbox or public charging network. Competitor model costs based on their advertised combined mpg

and the price of diesel set at 141.08p per litre. All figures correct at time of print (July 2013) and are subject to change. †Assumed 10% mileage via fuel.

For further information visit your local BMW dealer

 

2.  The ultra low emission car with the furthest range can drive up to 700 miles in one journey.

Projected driving range is calculated using battery electric, combined and fuel only cycles. The figure quoted is based on fuel consumption of 78.5mpg and a 45 litre (9.9 gallon fuel tank) in a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. All figures for fuel consumption are sourced from official EU-regulated test results. These figures are provided only for the purpose of comparison and may not reflect your actual driving experience. Fuel consumption and projected driving range will vary significantly depending on driving style, conditions, vehicle weight and speed.

 

3.  The Government will give you up to £4,500 off the price of a new ultra low emission car.

The Government grant of up to £4,500 for cars is automatically deducted from the price of the vehicle at the point of purchase. The current grant will be available until at least the end of March 2018.

Eligibility criteria for the Plug-In Car Grant includes:

Note: ‘drive train’ means the parts that send power from the engine to the wheels. These include the clutch, transmission (gear box), drive shafts, U-joints and differential.

 

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Projected driving range is calculated using battery electric, combined and fuel only cycles. The figure quoted is based on fuel consumption of 78.5mpg and a 45 litre (9.9 gallon fuel tank) in a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. All figures for fuel consumption are sourced from official EU-regulated test results. These figures are provided only for the purpose of comparison and may not reflect your actual driving experience. Fuel consumption and projected driving range will vary significantly depending on driving style, conditions, vehicle weight and speed.

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Running cost based on Nissan LEAF: 1.75p/mile (on range of 124 miles), based on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 11th November 2013, assuming 7 hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on daytime rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 26p also applies. Renault ZOE & BMW i3 also achieve under 2p/mile running costs.

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The Government grant of up to £4,500 or cars is automatically deducted from the price of the vehicle at the showroom.