Government should enforce new laws requiring more cars sold to be ELECTRIC, say campaigners: These are the cheapest to drive 100 miles

  • Global Action Plan says 15% of all new cars sold by manufacturers should be EVsIt says 5.7m cars on UK roads are second vehicles in households, which based on their shorter driving distances should be electrified to cut emissions
  • It wants tougher targets for electric vehicle quotas for brands, despite proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2035
  • Study has calculated which new – and forthcoming – EVs are cheapest to run

The Government should enforce new rules that require 15 per cent of all new cars sold by manufacturers to be fully electric vehicles, according to a campaign group.

With the latest pure electric models becoming more affordable and offering longer driving ranges between charges, charity Global Action Plan says ministers should force the hand of car firms to do more to promote plug-in vehicles.

eMotor feeding (Image: T. Heale)

eMotor feeding (Image: T. Heale)

It said the Government has allowed ‘corporate failure’ in recent years, with auto firms permitted to market gas-guzzling SUVs when cleaner vehicles should be promoted.

A calculation has revealed which on-sale electric models cost the least to drive 100 miles – find out which cars top the charts below.

Lat year, just 1.6 per cent of all new cars bought in the UK were Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

They accounted for 37,850 of the 2.3million new motors that entered our road network in 2019.

However, the market share of BEVs is much higher so far this term, with more drivers making the switch to zero-emission cars already in 2020 than they did in 2019 as a whole.

By the end of July, a total of 39,119 new BEVs have been purchased by drivers, which account for 4.7 per cent of the 828,400 vehicle registrations in 2020.

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