Low emission motoring with Go Ultra Low

Electric car technology has come on leaps and bounds since the first Nissan LEAF rolled off the production line in 2011. There are now more than 35 different cars to choose from, ranging from city run-arounds and family hatchbacks to 4x4s and sports cars. It’s no surprise there are now more 115,000 electric cars on our roads.

For the third year in a row, the Go Ultra Low campaign was displaying the latest and greatest electric vehicles from leading manufacturers in the Low Emission Motoring zone.

Not only could you get up close and personal with the cars, speak to experts, and learn more about the technology, you could even get behind the wheel and test drive one for yourself.

Drivers who have made the switch are already reaping the benefits. In addition to their environmental credentials, electric cars could cost as little as 2p* per mile to drive, meaning you can save hundreds of pounds a year on fuel. Fully electric cars costing less than £40,000 are currently exempt from road tax and benefit from a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge if you live and drive in the capital.

They deliver on range too. Some pure electric car can travel up to 200 miles on a single charge, while some plug-in hybrids, which combine an electric motor and a petrol engine, offering you the best of both worlds.

* From 2p per mile is based on Nissan LEAF (i) overnight electricity costs (British Gas standard tariff rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 1st February 2016, assuming seven hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on the day rate), (ii) 95% charging efficiency, and (iii) a range of up to 124 miles per full charge for the 24kWh model (based on New European Driving Cycle) or a range of 155 miles per full charge for the 30kWh model (based on New European Driving Cycle). Range figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Actual consumption and range may vary due to driving style, road condition, air-conditioning and other factors outside our control. Relates solely to the cost of the electricity used to charge the LEAF and takes no account of any other costs associated with running/owning the vehicle. Information correct at time of publishing. More information can be found here: (http://offers.nissan.co.uk/GB/en/car-deals/electric-vehicles/leaf/offer-1.html)