RAC’s introduction of a mobile ‘EV Boost’ service, is a positive step in alleviating the ‘range anxiety’ concern of potential EV drivers. The introduction of a novel service like ‘EV Boost’ is a recognition by industry players of the growth and importance of electric vehicles in the UK. We expect many similar services to be introduced for EV drivers. The EV Boost service is expected to be on the roads from June 2019, initially being rolled out in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We recommend always charging your EV before setting out on a journey.
Air quality continues to dominate recent headlines to include the recent introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. It is therefore not surprising that a clean air campaign has criticised the Department for Transport and Highways England for their failure to tackle this pressing issue. The department has so far spent less than 3% of the £100 million fund over the past 4 years. The campaign group UK 100 recommends the funds are utilised for 97,000 new EV charging points for electric vehicles.
Bookings for the much awaited Tesla Model 3 have now opened with Tesla launching the online configurator. The Standard Range Plus starts at £38,050 with the Performance Range priced at £56,050. The Standard Range Plus has an estimated WLTP of 258 miles, while the Model 3 Performance has a 329 miles WLTP range.
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