App calculates EV switching savings

As the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate summit this November, the Government has launched a new app to help drivers to see which electric vehicles best suit their lifestyle.

The free app called EV8 Switch – backed by £2.7 million of UK Space Agency funding – launched last week. It calculates how much money UK drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle, along with details on the carbon dioxide (CO2) savings and air quality improvements they could achieve. 

Drivers can also see which electric vehicles would be the most suitable for them based on their current vehicle and how switching to electric could fit in with their current lifestyle. By downloading the app users can also see how close their nearest charge points are, and which journeys can be completed without the need to top-up en-route.