If you are thinking about “going electric” but want the reassurance of buying a vehicle from a well recognised and popular manufacturer.....well now you can! From the VW Golf to a BMW, you can drive an electric vehicle off the forecourt with the reassurance that “going electric” is now a viable mainstream choice.
A couple of leading innovative models of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle have been available for some time (e.g. Tesla and the Toyota Prius), but the revolution in the expansion in the range of electric vehicles has come on leaps and bounds in the last 4 years.
Most mainstream and some luxury car manufacturers now offer an electric vehicle option, with new models being added every year. Manufacturers include Volkswagen, Nissan, Vauxhall, Renault, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Volvo, Mercedes and even Porsche to name but a few! Electric and plug-in hybrid versions of popular models include the VW Golf, Audi A3 and the Mercedes B-Class. Performance and luxury cars too are also leading the way with electric models, including the Porsche Panamera. Find out just how many are being sold each year by looking up the latest article in our news section.
This expansion in competition and availability has gone hand in hand with a continued increase in driving range and a reduction in electric vehicle prices, with purchasing an electric vehicle helped by the financial incentives available – including a UK Government grant of up to £8,000 for vans and £5,000 for cars.
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