Wednesday 25th March 2015
Government To Go Electric

Government ministers are to be catapulted into the future with the first fleet of electric cars to replace their old fuel run motors. Only four of the ministers will receive an electric car at first but after the obvious success it will bring, a £5 million investment will be made to abolish fossil fuel cars for government ministers.

The Guardian reported:

“Baroness Kramer, transport minister, said the roll-out was “an important step” that would save money on fuel and help to improve air quality and tackle climate change, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. Many of the vehicles, including the ministerial cars, will be Nissan Leaf models, which are 100% electric and built in the UK.

“Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, who recently launched a government prize worth £10m for the development of a new electric battery, said: “This is the right thing to do for both the environment and the taxpayer.”

“The initial £5m investment is part of a broader £500m package of measures to promote ultra-low emission vehicles.””

With government trying to convince the population to start driving electric cars, the best example they can set is to drive them themselves.

Tagged In:

The FCA is helping motorists pay their car insurance
Car Insurance
Monday 25th May 2020
New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have been created to help motorists to reduce the impact of temporary financial distress and to ensure that customers continue to have insurance that meets their demands and needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Fuel at its lowest level in four years as the price of oil plummets
Fuel
Friday 22nd May 2020
There has been a lot of speculation recently regarding the price of fuel during the coronavirus pandemic, and research has now shown that fuel has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016.
Despite plummeting oil prices, motorists are still paying over £1 a litre at pumps
Fuel
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Global oil prices have hit an 18-year low and it is estimated that for consumers, fuel could cost as little as 98p per litre if the lower wholesale costs were reflected at the pumps. But, it should be considered that if the largest fuel retailers do decide to make another price cut, this will heap yet more pressure on smaller forecourts.