A new government-backed app will help drivers to see which electric vehicles best suit their lifestyle.
A free app called EV8 Switch – backed by £2.7 million of UK Space Agency funding – launches today.
It calculates how much money UK drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle, along with details on the carbon dioxide (CO2) savings and air quality improvements they could achieve.
Drivers can also see which electric vehicles would be the most suitable for them based on their current vehicle and how switching to electric could fit in with their current lifestyle.
Those with the app can also see how close their nearest chargepoints are, and which journeys can be completed without the need to top-up en-route.
The zero emission car market in the UK is accelerating quickly with more models coming onto the market and one in 7 cars sold this year having a plug.
The government is also helping drivers across the country with an extension to the £50 million government fund to install electric vehicle chargepoints.
The move will see small businesses such as B&Bs gain access to the Workplace Charging Scheme, supporting the UK tourism industry and improving access to rural areas. It will also see those in leasehold and rented accommodation enjoy the benefits of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, encouraging people to make the switch in areas where charging provision is currently more limited and potentially more challenging to secure.