The price of new electric cars is being cut by as much as £3,500 as increasing demand intensifies competition among manufacturers. Analysis by What Car? magazine found that companies were knocking up to 9 per cent off the upfront cost of their models. The average discount was £896, or 2.9 per cent. Manufacturers are preparing to launch 23 new battery-powered models this year, with experts saying that Britain is on the verge of an electric revolution. Industry figures published this week showed that 6,500 new electric cars were sold in the first two months of this year, more than triple the number in the same period last year. They make up 2.9 per cent of new cars in the UK, up from 0.8 per cent last year.
Times 7th March 2020 read more »
Peterborough has emerged as the UK’s electric car capital with more ‘ultra-low emissions’ vehicles per head than anywhere else in the country. Birmingham, meanwhile, has the most electric vehicles (EVs) of any local authority area in total, according to a study. The central Scottish town of Clackmannanshire is the best place for owners to find a recharging station on the street.
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