The last two years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK with new registrations of plug-in cars increasing four-fold from over 3,500 in 2013 to almost 15,500 in 2014. There has also been a huge increase in the number of electric models available in the UK with each of the 10 best-selling brands now offering an EV as part of their model range.
With several new electric models due to be launched during 2015, and the Plug-in Car Grant now guaranteed until 2017, the next few years promise to be exciting ones for electric cars. Buying an electric car is now a real option for a large number of UK motorists.
The electric car microsite includes an EV buying guide and search tools to help you select an electric car or van that suits your driving needs. The microsite also includes advice about EV charging and reviews of many of the latest high-quality EV models.
This buying guide provides an overview of the key issues to consider when looking to buy an electric vehicle; which include whether an EV is right for you, the availability and choice of electric models, and the impact on vehicle ownership and running costs.