When it comes to electric cars and those new to their benefits, range anxiety is a very real thing. I’ve felt it myself behind the wheel of the likes of the Tesla Model S, BMW i3 and the Nissan Leaf – a worry creeps in between your ears as the battery level decreases and you begin to envision yourself sitting by the side of the road out of juice, hunting frantically for the nearest charge point or waiting in a queue when Often, 200km can seem like a daunting prospect, but what about 13,000km?
Fancy a new BMW or Mini with €2,000 chopped off the price-tag?
BMW Ireland has just announced its Lower Emissions Incentive Allowance, essentially a €2,000 grant towards a new electric, hybrid or standard model with CO2 emissions of 130g/km or less.
Available until December 31st, to qualify for the scheme you’ll need to trade in a diesel vehicle that meets the Euro-4 emissions standard or below. If you don’t have any idea what that means, BMW has developed a handy online tool to see if your old car qualifies.