Last year, the UK Government announced that, by 2040, it will ban the sale of cars that use petrol or diesel. This has put pressure on UK drivers to switch to comparatively eco-friendly electric cars, but early adopters could face noticeably higher insurance costs compared to their gas-guzzling friends.
In August, iNews reported that owners of electric vehicles were paying up to 60% more on insurance than users of more conventional cars. This statistic bodes poorly for electric vehicle uptake in the foreseeable future – and the Government’s insurance premium tax has come in for particular blame.
What’s the current state of the electric car industry? Once a novelty and now key to solving the world’s fuel and environmental problems, it seems that we all suddenly know an electric car driver. Of course, electrical vehicles (EVs) are much better for the environment than petrol and diesel motors because of the significant decrease in CO2 emissions. But, are sales really growing that much and what issues lie ahead?
To tackle the task of exploring EVs in the UK and other countries, we’ve teamed up with VW dealer, Vindis Group, to see what the future holds for the electric car.
Dubai is known for its luxury shopping malls with mammoth aquariums, biggest and tallest skyscrapers, extravagance and the richest Police fleet made of the most expensive supercars on the planet. The Dubai Police fleet has already an impressive fleet of supercars which includes Lykan Hypersport, Bugatti Veyron, a Ford Mustang GT, a Ferrari FF, limited edition Aston Martin One-77, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, an Audi R8, Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG, Lamborghini Aventador and others.
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The BMW X5 Hybrid is an innovative combination of BMW eDrive and xDrive to deliver efficient driving pleasure. This vehicle is an addition to the company’s growing range of electric cars with the concept X5 eDrive, a plug-in hybrid version of the new X5. BMW used the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to present this vehicle showcasing a landmark efficiency in the SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) segment. The BMW X5 Hybrid guarantees both sheer driving pleasure as well as luxurious ambience, through the xDrive intelligent all wheel drive system and interior of the plug-in hybrid drive concept. The SAV can travel upto 19 miles (30 Km) and hit 75 [...]