Green lobby wel­comes move on elec­tric ve­hi­cles

Bray People - - Motoringextra -

THE IDEA of pur­chas­ing an elec­tric ve­hi­cle for a com­pany is more vi­able than ever be­fore, fol­low­ing gov­ern­ment moves to which will al­low com­pa­nies buy­ing them to write down their to­tal VAT bill in a pe­riod of 12 months.

The Elec­tric Trans­port Lobby Group (ETLG) said that the in­dus­try saw this is a wel­come move as it will en­cour­age many new en­trants to en­ter a mar­ket where the level of gov­ern­ment sup­port has been se­ri­ously lack­ing in the past.

In­creased com­pe­ti­tion will im­prove the avail­abil­ity and choice of elec­tric ve­hi­cles and will en­sure growth in the in­dus­try.

With more ve­hi­cles likely to be seen on our roads as a re­sult of the bud­get it will also en­cour­age the coun­cils to do their part and im­prove the in­fra­struc­ture. ‘With run­ning costs that can be as low as €250 a year it makes sense to se­ri­ously con­sider looking at the elec­tric al­ter­na­tives for your ur­ban com­mut­ing and busi­ness needs,’ said Robert Nolan, manag­ing di­rec­tor Green Ma­chines and spokesper­son for the ETLG.

Green Ma­chines’ Vec­trix Maxi Scooter re­tails at € 8,099 while the Mega City would cost you €16,799 www.green­ma­chines.ie

The Mega Ciy and Vec­trix scooter are ex­am­ples of what’s cur­rently avail­able.

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