Five things you need to know before Going Ultra Low

So far this year, more ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) have been registered than ever before, with 59% more people choosing pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars than in 2013. The success of the UK’s lowest-emitting vehicles is thanks, in part, to GoUltraLow, a joint industry and government campaign to educate motorists on the benefits of ULEVs.

For comprehensive details on ultra-low emission vehicles, go to, but in the meantime, here are five figures that help summarise what they’re all about.


A ULEV is defined as emitting no more than 75g/km CO2 from the tailpipe. Pure electric vehicles emit zero emissions from the tailpipe, while most plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles emit between 10-50g/km CO2.



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