Buyer’s Guide To Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles

Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV’s) are becoming a more popular sight on the UK’s roads, so here are some reasons why you might want to make a ULEV your next car.


Driving a ULEV in a busy city reduces air pollution – and noise pollution – loads. Also, if you’ve got a ULEV, you’ll know you’re making a difference to the atmosphere locally – and globally!


The bargain basement running costs of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles are great, but they are expensive to buy initially. However, once bought or leased, they can cost from only 2p per mile to run – and evening charging costs from home will set you back around £3.00 per night. You also don’t have to fork out as much for road tax or company car tax, and ULEVs are excused from the London Congestion Charge. So, even though you’ll pay through the nose for your ULEV, it will recompense you in the long run due to its thrifty ways.


Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles can now drive for 100 miles or more on a single charge. There are also more charging points in the UK than before. Some would argue that when you do run out of electric juice you have to wait for the ULEV to recharge, but on the other hand, if you’re driving for 100 miles in one hit, you ought to have a break to recharge yourself, let alone the car.


If you go for an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle you will beat car tax changes that are coming into play this April. More tax bandings are kicking in for lower emission vehicles, but you’ll still be shelling out peanuts compared with other motorists. There will also be variations to company car tax, with the ushering in of further BIK rates. These will zero in on lower emission vehicles, but they won’t come into force until April, meaning you have a couple of months to get yourself a spanking new ULEV company motor.


ULEVs will make you stand out from the crowd. A bit like Marmite, people will either love or loathe the aesthetics of your new car, but, at least you’ll be smiling when they are forking out loads for the Congestion Charge.

What’s Not To Love?

So, these are just some reasons why you might want to consider an ultra-low emission vehicle as your next car. They cost next to nothing to run and you’ll be guilt-free about polluting the environment. You’ll also sidestep the worst of the government’s new legislation. Apart from their divisive looks and higher initial price-tag, what’s not to love when it comes to Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles?