How can Go Ultra Low help your business? Go Ultra Low exists to highlight the benefits of electric cars by helping you to understand the potential cost savings and capabilities of the wide range of plug-in cars and vans on the market today. The collaborative campaign brings together a consortium of leading car manufacturers, Government and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), so you can be sure that you are getting all the right information for your business. The growing electric car market Since the introduction of Government’s Plug-in Car Grant in 2011, registrations of electric cars have grown dramatically from 1,089, to 2016’s volume of 36,673 – contributing to a national total that now exceeds 110,000 plug-in cars. This rapid rise is fuelled by greater consumer awareness, the increasing number of plug-in cars now available – currently 35 models and growing, plus a range of incentives from Government and local authorities. What’s more, fleets and businesses are leading the charge for plug-in cars and vans – more than 70% of EV registrations are made to UK businesses, highlighting the important role that companies play in growing the low-emission vehicle market. Savings for business. Savings for drivers. We aim to provide companies and fleet managers with the information they need about plug-in vehicles and highlight how they offer competitive practicality for user choosers and businesses. For example, the potential higher list price of electric vehicles, when compared with conventionally powered cars, can be offset by other benefits: fuel savings of up to 10p per mile, an estimated 20-30% saving in service, maintenance and repair costs and Vehicle Excise Duty and Class 1A National Insurance benefits. Alongside consumer-focused incentives, businesses can make use of capital allowances and workplace charging grants, while employees can access the lowest company car tax rates. This is on top of the competitive whole life costs of running a plug-in car, which can be substantially less than an equivalent petrol or diesel model. We know there’s a lot to consider, which is why Go Ultra Low has compiled the information you need when making choices for your business fleet, company car or charging infrastructure. Understandably cost management is usually top of your agenda so we also provide you with some really useful interactive tools to calculate the costs of EV ownership. Our specially-developed interactive cost calculator allows you to input your current vehicle types, fuel consumption and mileage data to compare against real-world electric vehicle data. The results detail the potential in-life ownership cost savings for a range of plug-in vehicles, to help determine which low or zero emission vehicle could be best suited to your requirements.