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Free App Launched to encourage EV Take-up

Posted in General News on Monday, September 20th, 2021

A new government backed app called EV8 Switch has recently been launched and its purpose is to encourage motorists to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV). The app can calculate how much money motorists could save by switching to EV by factoring in the running costs of their petrol or diesel vehicle. The app can also calculate what the environmental benefits will be based on the difference in carbon dioxide CO2 emissions. In addition, motorists will be able to see where their nearest charge points are, which journeys can be completed without re-charging and which EVs would suite their current lifestyle. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps said: I want to not only provide easy access to the tools that people need to feel confident about making the switch, but also to make sure that charge points are accessible, affordable and recognisable. That’s why we have already committed £1.3 billion to accelerate the rollout of charging infrastructure up and down the country. And as we look forward to COP26 and beyond, our vision is that the UK is at the forefront of the zero-emission transport future, creating thousands of green jobs in the process. 

If you would like to find out more about the app you can do so by visiting  

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Steven Couldwell

Monday, September, 20th, 2021

No interest in EVs until someone starts talking common sense about running them in the winter at night. Once they do, then let's talk WAVs! Until then we are stuck with petrol or diesel.


Tuesday, September, 21st, 2021

Why is elect cars loaded on mobility I would like to get a vauxhall combo 5 or 7 seater it's £1500 up front payment

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Tuesday, September, 21st, 2021

I have no choice need to have diesel or petrol to drive my WAV drive from wheelchair vehicle how much power would be needed to open tailgate lower lift put it all back and then do it all again when I return to vehicle money hubby would love an EV.