Low emission motoring with Transport for London and 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 30 different cars to choose from, ranging from city run-arounds and family hatchbacks to 4x4s and sports cars. It’s no surprise then that there are now over 70,000 of them on our roads.
Once again the Go Ultra Low campaign were showcasing 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, but Show visitors even had the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive one for themselves.
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. They 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, saving you even more. But it’s not just the savings that make these cars great to own – their instant torque provides superior acceleration, making them fun and exciting to drive. These cars deliver on range too. A pure electric car can travel 100 miles on a single charge, while some plug-in hybrids, which combine an electric motor and a petrol engine can travel up to 800 miles between refuelling, so there’s no end to the possibilities of where you can go.
At the Low Emission Motoring zone, Go Ultra Low staff and experts from electric vehicle manufacturers were on hand all day to answer questions and help you make the switch to low emission motoring. For more information, visit GoUltraLow.com.
Transport for London (TfL) were also again be present at the Show to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles.
Staff were on hand to showcase the latest technology deployed in TfL vehicles and highlight the benefits of more environmentally friendly driving, including saving money and contributing to cleaner air for future generations.
The Low Emission Motoring zone allowed visitors to explore a selection of the Capital’s public transport that span decades of illustrious heritage. Visit tfl.gov.uk/driving for more information.