Electric Vehicles: The Latest Government Proposals
Over recent years, figures have revealed a surge in demand for EVs worldwide. Last year, 1.26 million battery electric cars were sold globally. This is an increase of 73% compared to 2017. Tesla was the best-selling brand of EVs worldwide due to the Tesla Model 3, which contributed almost a quarter million battery powered vehicles worldwide in 2018. (source: carsalesbase.com)
The Surge in Demand For Electric Vehicles
The graph below shows the increase in demand for a selection of top EVs over the past 5 years (Q1 figures only). We suspect this increased demand for EVs is largely driven by the substantial support and news coverage regarding plans for an entirely electric future within the automotive industry. (source: Figures from carsalesbase.com)
New Government plans could mean that electric cars could soon be issued with green coloured number plates, making them easily identifiable. Under this planned scheme, these electric cars will benefit from perks such as free parking. The aim is to encourage more drivers to purchase zero-emission vehicles. This potential scheme seems like a great idea, however there is some concern over a lack of adequate charging points. In order to help combat this issue, government discussions continue about the potential plans to make electric car charging points mandatory for new-build homes.
Our top picks: Electric Cars
1. Jaguar I-Pace - Currently, the Jaguar I-Pace is one of the most talked about electric cars. This compact SUV is Jaguar’s fist ever all-electric car and has already received some impressive awards such as 2019 World Car of The year. It combines excellent in-car technology, extreme comfort and a safe driving experience, making it an ideal electric car.
2. Audi e-tron- This luxurious electric SUV is Audi's first fully electric SUV. According to manufacturer's figures, the Audi e-tron provides a range of up to 237 miles for one full charge. This is the brand's most advanced car yet and can achieve 0-62pmh in less than 6 seconds!
So, would you consider buying an electric vehicle? Alternatively, If you're looking for a greener form of transport but don't think a full electric car is right for you, then there’s a superb selection of hybrid cars available instead.