Watch the interview with Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, here

As 2020 draws to a close, the 2030 ban on the sale of new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel creeps a little closer. We caught up with Head of Go Ultra Low, Poppy Welch, to find out more about the campaign and what businesses can do in the coming years.

Go Ultra Low is the national campaign for electric vehicles (EVs) which aims to provide all the facts and information drivers need to make an informed decision about switching to an EV. They’re here to help educate and inform drivers on their journey to owning an EV – helping everyone choose the vehicle that’s right for them; providing the information they need to choose an EV-friendly tariff and guidance on charging at home. With support from their network of partners, Go Ultra Low is helping to normalise EVs and excite drivers about the amazing possibilities they now provide.

For more information on the campaign, visit the Go Ultra Low website.

Here’s a breakdown of what we discussed in the interview:

  • Could you tell us a little about yourself and what you do? (1:03)
  • Why is Go Ultra Low such an important campaign, especially at the moment? (2:25)
  • What are the benefits of going electric? (4:19)
  • What’s your message to people who say “this campaign is anti-car” and “clean air zones are trying to put cars off the road” etc? (6:27)
  • Is 2030 really a realistic target for the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars? (7:35)
  • Are you confident that manufacturers can deliver the innovation and technology needed in time when the ban comes into effect in 2030? (10:08)
  • What are you looking forward to most about next year? (11:15)
  • What is your final message to our viewers? (12:20)

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