UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, described the plans as a “pivotal moment in our electric vehicle revolution and securing it’s future for decades to come.” Read on to find out more about the future of electric vehicles!
EV News: Renault announces TEN new electric models!
Renault released immense plans to launch a whopping 10 new electric vehicles by 2025. With aims that all-electric vehicles will account for up to 90% of their models by 2030, Renault are relying on hybrids to hit the target.
The manufacturers revealed their plan to reinvent one of their classics in their new EV drop.
Starting with an electric version of it’s classic Renault 5 compact car, which was discontinued in the 90s. Renault are hoping it will capture the imagination of today’s drivers.
They also announced their new ‘4ever’ which is due to launch in the next few years. The company stated that this model will be a revival of the Renault 4 hatchback . It is expected to have around 250 miles of range and could cost less than £25,000.
This is really exciting news from Renault and we cannot wait to hear more! The all-electric ZOE is currently Europe’s best-selling EV and a yearly award winner. Renault certainly have a lot to live up to in their new production.
EV News: Nissan plans to develop an electric vehicle hub in Sunderland.
There’s also huge news from Japanese manufacturer Nissan as they set out plans for a £1bn electric car hub in Sunderland. Joining forces with Envision, a battery plant builder, and Sunderland City Council, the ‘Nissan EV60Zero’ project aims to drive the motoring industry towards greener production.
Building on the renewable energy sources already in place in Sunderland the project includes a ‘microgrid’, the first of its kind in the UK. Nissan states this will create over 6,000 new jobs and safeguard the future of Britain’s largest car factory as motoring moves away from fuel.
Nissan’s Chief Operations Officer described the plans as a “landmark day for Nissan, our partners, the UK and the automotive industry as a whole.”
The hub’s plans include an electric battery plant, built by Envision, a battery recycling facility and production of a new all-electric car model. Nissan’s plan outlines the hub recycling used car batteries into renewable energy storage. This will save 55,000 tonnes of carbon a year.
Not only will we see a new, fully electric car pumped out of the Wearside factory but a whole battery gigafactory. Initially, the plans are to create as many as 10 solar farms to power the project with the aim of carbon neutrality by 2040.
Nissan also revealed plans to supply larger power packs for the UK-built Leaf in line with post-Brexit foreign trade rules. As well as their goal to create “a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem.”
Having produced batteries for the Leaf and the eNV200 van in the UK since 2012. Envision will seek to increase the cost-competitiveness of EV batteries produced in the UK. With its new ‘Gen5’ battery technology offering 30% more energy density for improved range and efficiency.
UK production of these new units will also make them cheaper and more accessible. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, agreed that these plans announced by Nissan are a huge step forward however “we need more such commitments.”
Advantages of driving an electric vehicle
With these staggering announcements this week, there is really no time like the present to make the switch to electric. It’s clear that driving electric benefits the environment, but how can you benefit?
- Huge savings on fuel compared to petrol or diesel cars
- EVs are now cheaper to insure than conventional vehicles
- No London Congestion Charge
- No Benefit-in-Kind tax for vans and 1% for electric cars
- Exempt from paying any vehicle tax
Which EV should I hire?
Are you looking to hire an EV to try out the electrifying experience? Here at EVision we have a large range of different electric vehicles that suit everyone.
The EV you choose will depend entirely on what you’re looking for in a vehicle. All EVs will provide you with a fun and thrilling driving experience, but if you’re looking for something long term it needs to fit in with your life.
For example, it’s important to look at what type of journeys you will be doing. If you’re likely to be doing short, city drives then the Kia e-Niro or the BMW i3 will work perfectly for you. Whereas, the Tesla Model S or the Porsche Taycan are more suited for longer, open road drives.
In short, there’s definitely an EV out there for you! It’s just finding out what you like and what works for you. That’s why we specialise in EV hires – we love to give our customers a variety of different EV driving experiences.
We know there’s nothing worse than investing in a new vehicle, electric or not, and disliking it after a couple of weeks.
Hiring an EV is super easy here at EVision. Customers can view our full range of available EVs here. If something catches your eye you can give us a call on 01634 914 063.
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