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Three learner drivers, one electric car...

We selected three young learners to try out an electric car for the first time, comparing it to the conventionally-fuelled car they were used to learning on, and filmed their reactions. All three of our learner drivers were immediately taken by how easy the BMW i3 was to drive and one even declared herself an ‘electric convert’. They all loved the quiet interior of the electric car and the instant torque that an electric motor provides.

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What’s the difference between Audi’s A3 and A3 e-tron?

Electric cars bring a host of benefits, from a £5,000 Government grant to congestion charge exemption and zero road tax. But for Ian Killian, a veterinary surgeon from Tonbridge, the best things about his Audi A3 Sportback e-tron are not the differences but its similarities to other Audi models.

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How different is an electric car to drive?

Electric cars bring a host of benefits, from a £5,000 Government grant to congestion charge exemption and zero road tax. But for Chris Alvey, a university lecturer from Leicester, the best thing about his fully-electric Renault Zoe Dynamique Zen is how easily it fits into his life.

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How much torque does an electric car have?

Electric cars bring a host of benefits, from a £5,000 Government grant to congestion charge exemption and zero road tax. But for Sam Azish, a banker from Enfield, the best thing about his BMW i3 is how responsive it is.

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How far will a Nissan LEAF go on one charge?

The Nissan LEAF Acenta can cover up to 124 miles on a full charge. With further benefits including exemption from road tax and the congestion charge, it’s the perfect car for owner Matt Snell

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Less of an impact on global warming

Most people are now aware of the fact that ultra low emission vehicles help the environment, but did you know just how huge the potential positive impact they can have is?

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As simple as charging your mobile phone!

Ultra low emission vehicles are as simple to charge as your mobile phone – the government will even pay up to 75% of the kit cost.

The latest video in our animated series explains that there are now more than 7,000 public chargepoints across the UK, including rapid chargers at motorway service stations.

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What car has the lowest running costs?

Mine, says Volkswagen owner Pete Murray – whose sunshine-powered e-up! costs him nothing at all to run

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New video series gives car buyers the ultra lowdown

Our animated video series is designed to answer any questions you may have about ultra low emission vehicles.

This video looks at the cost of driving an electric car and shows that the more you drive, the more you save.

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Any person, place or pastime

It isn’t the case now that ultra low emission vehicles only suit you if you live in a city. There is now a wide choice available, from hatchbacks, to sports cars, to 4x4s. There’s something to suit everyone!

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A car that takes you the extra mile

Ultra low emission vehicles don’t have to be just for short trips, and the latest video in our animated series explains that plug-in hybrids can have a range of up to 700 miles.

These vehicles stay in electric mode for your everyday journeys, and an efficient fuel engine takes over when you need to travel further.

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Electric cars – a bit boring, aren’t they?

Why would anyone want one of those plug-in things? Meet the dad who’s about to learn that whoever you are, there’s an electric car for you.

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Do they drive well? You bet they do!

The latest video in our animated series giving drivers the ultra lowdown on electric vehicles tackles the misconception that they sacrifice performance for being eco-friendly.

This is not the case, electric cars actually have snappy acceleration, constant power and very efficient braking

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Former Stig, Ben Collins: ‘These cars are a lot of fun to drive’

Stunt driver, and former Stig, Ben Collins, put seven lucky Daily Telegraph competition winners and seven latest models of electric cars through their paces at Britain’s toughest test track
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They're cars for today

We've released a new video in our animated series answering the most common questions about ultra low emission vehicles. This one addresses the misconception that electric cars are something for the future
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BMW i3 by motoring journalist Tim Gibson

Motoring journalist Tim Gibson tries out the BMW i3, which is part of the Go Ultra Low campaign
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Toyota Prius Plug-in by motoring journalist Tim Gibson

Motoring journalist Tim Gibson tries out the Toyota Prius Plug-in, part of the Go Ultra Low campaign
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Wayne Hemingway: A designer’s dream with the Renault ZOE

Go Ultra Low - a ground-breaking partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, which aims to debunk misconceptions about electric or plug-in hybrid cars
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Amy Williams: Life in a gold medal Nissan LEAF

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Renault Zoe by motoring journalist Tim Gibson

Motoring journalist Tim Gibson tries out the Renault Zoe, which is part of the Go Ultra Low campaign
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Nissan LEAF by motoring journalist Tim Gibson

Motoring journalist Tim Gibson tries out the Nissan LEAF, which is part of the Go Ultra Low campaign
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Konnie Huq & her BMW i3

TV presenter, Konnie Huq, demonstrates why her 100% electric BMW i3 is helping her to 'Go Ultra Low'
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Ben Cohen with the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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Go Ultra Low car review

Motoring journalist Tim Gibson tries out five Ultra Low Emission Vehicles
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Stars in Go Ultra Low Cars

Konnie Huq, Amy Williams, Wayne Hemingway, Ben Cohen and Carol Vorderman Go Ultra Low
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