EV news round up – fossil fuel free CAKE, cheaper ev’s available now and more
With the cost of owning an electric vehicle being less than a petrol vehicle (this gap is widening every year), going electric has never been so affordable.
This week, we’ll be focusing on three affordable options out there for you to explore. There’s plenty of cool tech to be seen in these options, and we’re sure the designs will have you taking a second glance (we encourage it!).
You can watch Dr Euan McTurk – Battery Electrochemist expel cost and other Electric Car myths on our EV Info page here.
In this week’s quick-fire round, we’ll be highlighting an awesome 0 fossil fuel electric motorcycle, which is a collaboration between CAKE X Vattenfall, (check out our Instagram post here!). You can also check out the development of an incredible portable charger for your EV that was revealed at COP 26. Go sink your teeth in!
The Dacia Spring
Currently taking the European market by storm, the Dacia Spring has been labelled as one of the most affordable EV’s available. In France, for instance, with the government incentives included, the price is listed at €12,403, which is approximately £10,630. The sleek, SUV-styled EV could indeed be making its way to the UK, as soon as market research has been conducted by the manufacturer.
So what’s the Dacia Spring’s secret?
The key to the Dacia Spring’s affordability and success ironically lies in what the car has less of. Solved the riddle? The weight! The Dacia Spring weighs a mere 960 kilograms, whereas all its competitors exceed the metric ton threshold. Not only does this help keep costs down, but it also aids in power consumption and the range of the vehicle.
For more on the Dacia Spring and its specifications, check out this article
Available in four unique models: Action, Passion, Icon, and La Prima, the Fiat 500e is extraordinarily cute and quick to boot. Some notable features of this nifty car include 15-inch alloy wheels, a 115-mile range, its 95hp engine, and rear parking sensors. This is a fantastic option for the city-dwellers out there who are conscious of the carbon footprint and want to take action.
Pricing the Fiat 500e:
With the £3000 plug-in car grant available from the government, you’ll be able to snag yourself the Action model for £19,995. For the next model up, the Passion, prices begin from £23,495, topping out with the high-end model, La Prima, at £24,995.
Interested in this inner-city superstar? Read more about it here.
The Nissan Leaf
A pioneer of the EV industry:
Following the launch of the Nissan Leaf all the way back in 2010, Nissan took the European and UK markets by storm with their affordable, fully electric hatchback. The fact that the Nissan Leaf continues to be a car sought after today is a testament to its well-deserved popularity.
The Nissan Leaf today:
With the final 2022 model of the Leaf now available to purchase, now is the time to get your hands on a car from this iconic range that’s sure to be cemented in EV history. For those of you keen to get in on the action, while wanting something a little more affordable than the latest model, there’s never been a better time to get in on the second-hand market.
Pictured above is the 2016 model, which is listed at £15,495 on our marketplace. Not only does a second-hand EV cost you less, but you’ll be cruising through town completely guilt-free, knowing that your choice has impacted the environment positively.
- 0 fossil fuel needed for this amazing motorbike – from production to the road! Read more.
- This portable charger was unveiled at Cop26. That’s right. Portable. Read more.
- “Great Scott!” All-electric flying cars kick off a drag race. Read more.
- Encouraging news as more than 8 in 10 tradespeople want an electric vehicle. Read more.
- Further development on the £2.5 billion West Midlands Gigafactory. Read more.