Green lobby welcomes move on electric vehicles
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.