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Orders open for Vauxhall’s electric Combo-e van

Vauxhall is now able to offer fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up. The company's new, electric compact van - the Combo-e - is now on sale, as it makes its global debut today at the Commercial Vehicle Show. As...

Asda pledges all-electric fleet by 2025

Asda, the British supermarket chain, is planning to convert its fleet of more than 600 vehicles to electric by June 2025. This would mean that the company would be a few years ahead of the government’s target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from...

RAC leasing service makes EV driving more affordable

British automotive services company the RAC has launched an electric vehicle (EV) leasing service to make switching to a brand-new EV easier and more affordable. Having joined forces with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, the RAC now offers a range...

Budget 2021 continues to incentivise electric vehicles

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, yesterday presented the 2021 Budget to the Commons. From coronavirus measures to freeports to a new infrastructure bank to be built in Leeds, this year’s Budget necessarily covered a lot of ground. But...

Government considers road pricing to cover EV tax shortfall

The Times has reported that the UK government is planning a road tax to cover EV shortfall. With many EVs being exempt from vehicle excise duty (VED) — what many call ‘road tax’ — the government is rumoured to be looking for a way to make up that shortfall....

EVs for employees as Go Ultra Low reveals environmental priorities

Employees reckon electric vehicles (EVs) can play a key role in companies improving their environmental credentials, according to a study by Go Ultra Low. The joint government and industry campaign to promote EVs has found that 70% of those employees...

London halts road charging schemes

London's Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone charge have been suspended until further notice, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The move from Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has come about to free up movement for key workers within the capital....

NGC Budget Report: Boost for UK electric vehicle market

Next Green Car's summary of the Chancellor's Budget 2020 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes and incentives. Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the following motoring-related announcements in the Budget 2020 (extracts reproduced...

BIK rates scrapped for EVs in 2020-21

HM Treasury has announced Company Car Tax rates up until Financial Year 2022-23, and plans to use reduced rates for zero tailpipe-emission models to boost sales. With new figures, the government aims "to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all...

Ultra Low Emission Zone now operational in London

From today, 8th April 2019, drivers of the most polluting cars and vans entering central London will have to pay £12.50 per day to drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in addition to the Congestion Charge where it applies. The ULEZ charge,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Sep 2021