Have you ever considered an electric or hybrid car? Why not!

Did you know that you can run an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) for as little as 2p a mile, which means you can discover the dark skies of Northumberland, explore Kielder Water and Forest Park, grab a coffee in Durham and enjoy a host of other areas of the North East for under £1; allowing you to plug in to our region like never before.

By going ultra-low, you’ll be driving a vehicle that is not only highly efficient and affordable to maintain, it will also offer great tax benefits, making the switch to ULEV a great investment for your pocket, as well as the environment.

To find out more about ULEVs, head over to our dedicated blog where we discuss everything from getting £1 worth of charge in the North East to jargon and myth busting.

Not sure where to charge your vehicle? Here’s a handy map to locate your nearest charging points.

Did you know?

  • ULEV is the term used to describe any vehicle that uses low carbon technologies, emits less that 75g of CO2/km from the tailpipe and is capable of operating in zero tailpipe emission mode for a range of at least 10 miles. ULEVs include pure electric vehicles, electric range-extender vehicles, and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs)
  • ULEVs are seen as a key solution to improve air quality and are typically seen as a better driving experience than petrol or diesel vehicles
  • The government is currently offering up to 35 percent or a maximum of £3,500 off certain ULEVs – check if the vehicle you’re interested in qualifies on the GOV.UK website

From zero emission 100% electric cars to plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles there is a wide range of options to get you out and exploring the North East in style in 2019.

Find your local ULEV dealership here:


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Go Ultra Low North East is an initiative designed to raise awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. The initiative has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme 2014-2020.