Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have joined existing members BMW, Nissan, Renault and Toyota in backing the government’s Go Ultra Low campaign
Go Ultra Low is designed to promote the benefits of plug-in vehicles and inform those interested about the various grants available. The scheme has so far been viewed as a major factor in overseeing the take-up of ‘plug-in’ cars and vans across the UK. With even more manufacturers now on board, the project will be able to spread the world about electric vehicles even more effectively.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:
“The public are increasingly seeing the benefits of ultra low emission vehicles, which have low running costs and are easily chargeable at home or on the street. We now have 7 manufacturers campaigning to show the wide range of styles and prices available so even more people will see what’s on offer, and the significant government help available.”
Hetal Shah, spokesperson for Go Ultra Low, said:
“More UK car-buyers are realising the advantages of owning an ultra-low emission vehicle, and the aim of the newly-expanded Go Ultra Low consortium is to share the multiple benefits with a wider audience. We’ve discovered that once people learn more about the benefits of these cars and vans, they’re keen to take action – and once they’ve tried them, they’re hooked.”
The Go Ultra Low manufacturers together offer a range of 15 ULEVs. The government offers to pay £5,000 towards the purchase of every ULEV car and £8,000 towards the purchase of a van.
More than 25,000 grant claims have now been submitted to government since the scheme began in 2010.