One electric vehicle sold every 60 seconds in July after price cuts

One electric vehicle was sold every 60 seconds in July after carmakers cut prices to attract cash-strapped drivers, industry data shows. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed an 88pc year-on-year increase in the sale of battery-powered vehicles last month, as deliveries hit 23,000. This comes after manufacturers, such as Elon Musk’s

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Electric car running costs: are EVs cheaper to run?

Electric cars are more expensive to buy than their petrol counterparts, but are they actually cheaper to run? We explain all One of the biggest appeals of electric cars – other than the inherent environmental benefits – are significantly reduced running costs. Over the last decade, there have been several reports stating EVs are ‘completely

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OVO customers saved over £1 million in six months with its smart EV tariff

Energy supplier OVO says it has saved customers on its Charge Anytime tariff over £1 million in half a year. The Charge Anytime tariff uses smart charging to power electric vehicles (EVs) for 10p per kWh at any time of day, saving the average customer £129 per month. Customers have completed over 5 million kWh

Electric car owners celebrate 1 August as it’s when ‘average petrol bills surpass EV charging costs for the calendar year’

It’s been estimated that today is when EVs are ‘free to drive’ compared to petrols Calculation is based on the cost to cover average annual mileage of 7,400 miles  That’s because 1 August marks the date when the cost of filling up a petrol car surpasses the electricity bills to charge an EV for the

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Octopus launches salary sacrifice scheme for used EVs

A salary sacrifice scheme for second-hand electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by Octopus Electric Vehicles. Octopus’ ‘Nearly New’ salary sacrifice offering aims to make EVs more accessible to the mass market. Drivers are able to access an electric Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Mokka-e for roughly £300 a month, including fuel, insurance and