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EV Popularity Growing

Posted in General News on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

According to a survey of more than 2,000 car owners from around the UK conducted by the Motor Ombudsman, 48% of drivers are now worried about owning a petrol or diesel vehicle because of record high fuel prices. This has led these individuals to plan on owning an electric vehicle (EV) as their next vehicle. The survey indicated that 25% of male drivers were considering the purchase of an EV within the next three months. Motorists aged between 16 and 24 were found to be the keenest on switching to an EV with 33% stating that they were considering making the switch within the next 8 to 12 weeks. When examining the survey results from a nationwide perspective, people in Leeds proved to be most keen, 27% of the people in this area were planning to go electric within the next two to three months. Bill Fennell, Chief Ombudsman and Managing Director of the Motor Ombudsman, said: “With fuel costs at unprecedented levels, and the likelihood of further increases coming, as we approach the height of summer, it is clear from our survey findings that the prospect of electric vehicle ownership is becoming increasingly attractive.”


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Nicholas, Wolfgang Huskinson

Wednesday, June, 29th, 2022

EV are still to expensive, also "The Grant has been removed by the government" so they are now £1,500 up in price. Making it only for the well off to buy a new EV. Estonia offers the largest maximum EV purchase grant in Europe by some distance. The Estonian government will contribute up to £15,500 to the cost of an electric vehicle depending on the cost, twice as much as Germany who ranks second on our list. The Norwegian EV incentives: No purchase/import tax on EVs (1990-) Exemption from 25% VAT on purchase (2001-) No annual road tax (1996-2021). Reduced tax from 2021. Full tax from 2022. No charges on toll roads (1997- 2017). No charges on ferries (2009- 2017). Maximum 50% of the total amount on ferry fares for electric vehicles (2018-) Maximum 50% of the total amount on toll roads (2019) Free municipal parking (1999- 2017) Access to bus lanes (2005-). New rules allow local authorities to limit the access to only include EVs that carry one or more passengers (2016) 50 % reduced company car tax (2000-2018). Company car tax reduction reduced to 40% (2018-) and 20 percent from 2022. Exemption from 25% VAT on leasing (2015) The Norwegian Parliament decided on a national goal that all new cars sold by 2025 should be zero-emission (electric or hydrogen) (2017). «Charging right» for people living in apartment buildings was established (2017/2021-) Public procurement:​ From 2022 cars needs to be ZEV​. From 2025 the same applies to city buses​ Yours Sincerely Nicholas W Huskinson.

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Graham bush

Wednesday, June, 29th, 2022

I have just taken delivery of a Citroen e c4 on mobility scheme and I am very pleased with my experience