Plug-in vehicles can help businesses and fleets save thousands of pounds every year.

A record number of plug-in cars are being registered in the UK and there are a number of grants and incentives available as you look to grow your electric fleets so now is the perfect time for your business to be thinking about making the change to an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV).

Making smarter travel choices in your business can have vast benefits for your employees and your bottom line. ULEVs are highly efficient, affordable to maintain and offer great tax benefits. Whether you're looking to invest in a 50-car fleet, or you’d like to learn more about a company car, there are many ULEV options to choose from.

The motoring tax regime is designed to favour the take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles – so make the most of it! Big changes are coming and in the 2020/21 tax year these changes are designed to give you further incentive for your business to choose and operate electric vehicles. Find out more about these changes, salary sacrifices, vehicle excise duty and how you can make the biggest savings by visiting

If you want to know how EVs could benefit your business, why not take advantage of free support being offered to small businesses through the Fleet Revolution programme? Running throughout 2019, you can find more information here.

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 than 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 considered 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

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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.