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 will be displaying the latest and greatest electric vehicles from leading manufacturers in the Low Emission Motoring zone.

Not only can you get up close and personal with the cars, speak to experts, and learn more about the technology, you can 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 cost as little as 2p per mile to drive, meaning you can save hundreds of pounds a year on fuel. Fully electric cars 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.

* Cars from BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Renault and VW will be on show with some available for test drive. To qualify for a test drive, visitors need their driving licence and National Insurance number. Age restrictions may apply to some vehicles.