The Go Ultra Low campaign enlisted five BritMums bloggers to put a range of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) through their paces.
For six weeks, our bloggers drove pure electric, plug-in hybrid and extended range cars from BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall, using one as part of their everyday life on the school run, the weekly shop and family outings.
Although none of our mums had driven a ULEV before, by the end of their experience all of them were they were convinced by the cost savings to their pocketbooks, how the cars performed like any model, and the ease at charging their electric vehicles.
To find out how each blogger got on, read about their experiences below.
To find out which electric vehicle is right for you, visit the Go Ultra Low car selector online to learn more and book a test drive near you.
Mari’s World and her BMW i3
“One very exciting discovery for me has been the performance of this car. I had assumed that electric cars wouldn’t have a lot of power in them and boy was I wrong.”
Geekmummy and her Nissan LEAF
“Everybody has had the same reaction. ‘But it’s just like a normal car!’. They sound surprised. But they’ve hit the nail right on the head. It is pretty much just like a normal car. It is a normal car.”
Actually Mummy and her Renault ZOE
“There are 1,408 electric car chargepoints in London. That’s twice as many charge points as there are petrol stations. And electric cars are exempt from the congestion charge, so that’s a saving of £11.50 every time you drive into London.”
Mummy Barrow and her Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
“It cost around £40 to fill the tank and we were getting around 80mpg out of it. I have worked out that my fuel bill for the school run has dropped to about £20 a week. In my 4×4 it was around £100. In my A class it is around £50. Those savings are huge.”
Juggle Mum and her Vauxhall Ampera
“I adore the fact that I practically have not had to set foot in a petrol station for weeks! No standing in queues to pay, no having to wet wipe the petrol smell off my hands, no having to find the time to go and re-fuel when I’m out and