Volkswagen, Mitsubishi & Audi Join UK’s Go Ultra Low

MAR 7 2015 BY MARK KANE 3

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – January 2014

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – January 2014

Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen joined BMW, Nissan, Renault and Toyota in the British campaign Go Ultra Low.

Go Ultra Low was created to raise awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles, and to encourage British motorists to consider one when choosing their next car.

With the UK recently passing 25,000 plug-in cars sold, from which over 6,000 were registered in Q4 of 2014, we believe that 50,000 is possible by the end of this year.

Seven carmakers from Go Ultra Low currently offers 15 models with zero or low emission.

“The launch of the 2015 Go Ultra Low campaign coincides with news that registrations of ultra-low emission vehicles quadrupled in 2014 compared to the previous year, and in the last quarter of 2014 alone, more than 6,000 of them were registered in the UK. In total, more than 25,000 are now on UK roads, saving motorists money and reducing their emissions.

As well as tax benefits, especially for company car drivers, ultra-low emission vehicles can cost as little as 2p per mile to run, compared to at least 10p per mile for a typical petrol or diesel car.

Along with the seven vehicle manufacturers, the Go Ultra Low campaign brings together the Department for Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).”

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Let’s hope they add large financial incentives for bigger batteries up to 16kWh… so the BEVs can be pushed into the market… should only be needed for 2 or 3 more years and there will be millions of these cars worldwide. Take all the money away from big oil and spend it on this… it will be worth it in the end.

Why up to 16 kWh? There is no good BEV that could do with such a low number.

It’s great that the numbers are picking up here. I still don’t see many plugin vehicles on the road, I think a lot more LEAFs are being sold further north for some reason. I have seen two Tesla Model S though. I’ve only seen two BMW i3, which is more surprising.