Electric Vehicle Road Trip begins 25th April in London

12th April 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer; Fleet

We’ve partnered with Europe EVRT to help promote electric vehicles and boost knowledge of low-carbon technology all over Europe. The EVRT is an electric vehicle road trip with a difference. Not only are all of the cars taking part 100% electric, the whole event focuses on engaging people on the road and at conferences to make them more confident in their knowledge about EVs and sustainable transport. The overarching aim is to demonstrate just how capable the latest electric cars are,

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Bringing Evolution to Brands Hatch

10th April 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

Recently, we helped bring an electrifying atmosphere to Brands Hatch for the first weekend of the British Touring Car Championship, as we joined forces with Evolution Motor Shows to give visitors a closer look at electric vehicles.

 

All eight of the manufacturers involved in Go Ultra Low were on hand with experts and cars, as well as offering free test drives on a section of the Brands Hatch track.

 

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Win an #ElectricGetaway with Forest Holidays

30th March 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

Please note, this competition has now closed.

 

Just as the weather starts to get warmer and sunnier, we’re giving you the chance to win an escape to a luxury cabin with Forest Holidays. We’re holding a competition on the Go Ultra Low Twitter channel now to give you the chance to win a £500 voucher towards a stay in a forest cabin, and we’ll even loan you an electric car for your trip to get you there and back.

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Hyundai joins the Go Ultra Low line-up

29th March 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

Go Ultra Low has welcomed a new electric car manufacturer to the campaign, as Hyundai Motors commits to an ultra low emission future and joins the consortium. Ultra low emission vehicles are become increasingly popular in the UK, and this move indicates another manufacturer’s willingness to invest in its electric vehicles.

 

Hyundai joins the campaign at an exciting time for electric motoring, as the total number of EVs on UK roads is expected to surpass 100,000 by the middle of this year.

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Test drive an EV at Brands Hatch this weekend

27th March 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) kicks off this weekend at Brands Hatch in Kent and, to mark this, we’ve partnered with EVOLUTION to bring its electric Motor Show to the racetrack for the 1st and 2nd April.

 

As well as the racing excitement, you’ll be able to take a closer look at the full line-up of Go Ultra Low cars, including fully electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles from the likes of BMW,

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Government funding gives boost to electric taxis

22nd March 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

Electric taxis could soon become much more commonplace on the streets of major UK cities, as the Department of Transport today announced £64 million of investment to promote their use.

 

The investment will support two schemes, the first being a new £50 million Plug-in Taxi Grant which will make it easier for taxi drivers to make the switch to electric. The Grant will give drivers up to £7,500 off the price of a new taxi.

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What is the best electric car for you?

26th January 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

There is now a wide variety of electric cars on the market, and registrations are at record levels, with more UK motorists choosing to go electric than ever before. New figures reveal there are now over 87,000 plug-in cars on the road, and there is something to suit almost everyone.

 

EVs range from smaller hatchbacks such as the pure electric Renault ZOE, Kia Soul EV or Volkswagen e-Golf to larger vehicles like the Volkswagen Passat GTE or Audi Q7 e-tron.

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2017 set to be landmark year for electric cars

13th January 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer; Fleet

The future is bright for electric cars in 2017, as new figures released recently indicate that more than 100,000 plug-in cars could be on UK roads by the middle of this year. This prediction is fuelled by record numbers of electric car registrations in 2016, with volumes rising 29% on the previous 12 months. In fact, every quarter of 2016 produced year-on-year growth, with the total number of EVs on UK roads now at more than 87,000.

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Maxwell Hutchinson on electric cars: could EV tech make us better neighbours?

4th January 2017

Categories: Blog; Consumer

For our latest project, we worked with the acclaimed architect and former RIBA president, Maxwell Hutchinson, to discover the role that electric cars could play in the neighbourhoods of the future. Maxwell has seen homes and neighbourhoods evolve and change across the decades. He is also a keen eco-enthusiast and is excited about how new technology might affect our relationships as neighbours and change the landscape of the places we call home.

 

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Guest blog: An Electric Weekend by Penny Pulfrey

22nd December 2016

Categories: Blog; Consumer

Well it was a different Friday, normally I finish earlier on a Friday to have coffee and cake with my Mummy friends but this Friday I was waiting for a special delivery.  An electric car for the weekend! A prize I received following a promotional day at work where we got to test drive different types of electric cars to encourage us to consider an electric car as an option in the future.

It arrived on the drive,

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