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9 October 2023

BYD Atto 3 wins News UK’s Electric Car of the Year award

The BYD Atto 3 has won the award for Electric Car of the Year by News UK.

With its 60.48kWh battery and 2560-mile range, the Atto 3 was evaluated on its performance, design, innovation, safety and environmental impact. The award was voted on by a panel of experts from The Sun, the Sunday Times, Driving.co.uk and Times Luxx magazine.

“Starting at just £37,000, this zippy and smart-looking EV gives Tesla’s Model Y a run for its money, “said Nick Rufford, Motoring Editor of the Sunday Times. There are nine BYD stores already open in the UK in London, Glasgow, Stockport, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Southampton, Leeds and Exeter.

Fuel comparison petrol vs EV

Time to turn to an EV after four petrol price rises in September

According to the RAC, there were four rises in the price petrol during September, seeing the cost rise by 4.5p per a litre on average.

That meant that the average price of a unleaded went up to £1.57 in September driven by higher global oil prices. For the average driver in the UK doing 6800mls that means spending more than £1200.00 a year on fuel alone.

By comparison, that same mileage in an EV would cost £476 at the standard variable tariff of 28p/kWh or, if you charge with an Ohme charger on Octopus Intelligent, just £127.50. A year’s worth of motoring for less than £130.00!

Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat electric vans

Stellantis offer on electric vans

Stellantis is offering a £2500 grant on all of its small and medium electric vans across its Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen and Fiat Professional brands.

The offer package also includes a home EV charger from Ohme as part of a package from Octopus that also includes £400 credit on an Octopus Electroverse card for up to 2500 miles of free charging at more than 500,000 chargers across the UK and Europe.

The offer applies to all stock vehicles sold until the end of 2023 and is on top of the existing government grant for electric vans worth up to £5000.