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We are proud to showcase the array of prestigious awards that adorn our mantle, each one symbolising another milestone in our journey for a greener future.
We were first introduced to the Carbon Literacy project in 2021, as a part of a focus group with Autotrader when they were helping to put together the Automotive toolkit, who valued our input due to our existing work towards sustainability.
In a bid to make renewables ownership easier and more affordable for our customers, Drive Green now offer high quality EV Charger plus Solar PV and battery storage systems as an easy combined package to accompany your EV.
At Drive Green we have be advocates of the Carbon Literacy Project for a number of years now – huge fans of the work this charity is doing in order to help build awareness of climate change, and to encourage individual actions to help reduce our carbon impact.
Concerns about the longevity of EV batteries persist among potential owners due to widespread misinformation and a lack of transparency from manufacturers. To address this, Drive Green is conducting a transparent battery health study to provide consumers with essential data and alleviate worries about EV battery lifespan.
Drive Green has been presented the Sustainability Initiative award at the national Auto Trader Retailer Awards 2023. 
Find out more about the finance option we can provide to purchase a used EV. It's easy and we will help you all the way to ensure you find the best deal that suits you.
Our step by step EV charging guide will take you through the basics of how to keep your car charged. When considering an electric car, charging can seem confusing or challenging. In this guide, we will demonstrate how simple it is to keep your EV full of power.
If your vehicle goes wrong it’s inconvenient, aggravating and potentially costly. The Customer Protect Electric Vehicle Warranty helps to ease the stress and minimise the strain on your wallet.
APG Assist is a dynamic emergency assistance service designed by experts to suit you. APG Assist administered on our behalf by Call Assist, operates a 24 hour, 365 days-a-year service for you to contact should your vehicle experience a Breakdown.
Drive Green is now an official Shine! Protect provider, and as a result you can now choose to a Cosmetic Maintenance Plan your EV purchase. Maintain the cosmetic appearance of your EV – without compromising your no claims bonus.
Drive Green is now an official GardX Protection Treatments provider, and as a result you can now choose to add both exterior and interior protection treatments to your car, that will be professionally applied before you collect your car.
The first thing you need to know regarding charging your car is your car’s charging connection. Most EV’s have 2 charging connections – one for rapid charging and one for the slower rate fast charging.
Electric cars are taking the modern car market with a storm. You are probably wondering if an electric car is the right type of vehicle for you. As technology advances, more electric cars are gaining pace and improving by the day.
There are plenty of reason to switch to driving a greener Electric Car, and in the last few years we have seen an incredible increase in EV ownership, with this growth predicted to exponentially increase. If you are trying to adopt a greener lifestyle, then an EV should be in the mix.
The results of a recent AA survey were released this week and show the pace of change towards EV driving over the coming years will be quite dramatic. 41% of AA members own diesel cars but when asked if their next car will be diesel this drops 60% to just 16%.
While electric vehicles (EVs) might seem futuristic, they are becoming more frequent on the roads each day. However, some drivers are still on the fence about making the switch because they aren’t familiar with all that is involved during the transition.
You might be considering whether or not the time is right to buy an electric vehicle (EV). In fact, soon, you may not have many choices outside of EVs as EPA regulations make it increasingly difficult for automotive manufacturers to meet the ever-tightening emission standards.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly growing in popularity. With the modern increases in battery power, EVs are starting to become superior options to their mechanical ancestors; that’s why they’re starting to pop up in the mainstream.
Whether you’re doing your research before buying your first electric vehicle, are a new owner of an EV, or even if you’ve had an electric car for a while, you may have questions about charging your EV. That’s why we’ve put together this Ultimate Guide to Charging Your EV.
Goodwood Festival of Speed is an iconic motoring event that many drivers schedule into their diary every year. But where does Drive Green fit in? Well, this year there has been a huge shift towards the electric vehicle market.
Millions of Brits will be taking the advice of the popular Christmas song and ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. But those with an EV can potentially reduce their costs and carbon footprint.
We think Electric cars and vans are great (as do our many clients), and not just from a Green driving point of view, but also from a cost saving and driving experience point of view as well. We can give expert and non-brand biased advice, to help pair you up with the electric van options that suit your businesses requirements.
Industry and agriculture are responsible for a large amount of pollution problems. However 30% of carbon emissions are produced from our homes. There is a lot we can do as families and households to make our homes and lifestyles greener.
Driving an Electric Car is about driving greener, with a lower carbon footprint and lower financial running costs. In our opinion, EVs deserve their place alongside all the other green technologies. They offer us an incredible opportunity to decrease our carbon emissions.
There is nothing that brings me more satisfaction than coming out to a de-iced, pre-warmed car on a winters morning. Whilst my neighbours are outside chipping, scraping and generally complaining; I’m turning the heating on over a bowl of cornflakes.
We think that Drive Green offers a great example and case study as to how businesses can approach making themselves greener and so I would like to go through the many things we have done at Drive green to reduce our carbon footprint and to promote the sustainable living.
There are many battery storage products that have entered the market over the last 12-18 months. However, there are 2 systems that stand out from the crowd, in terms of quality, rock-solid warranty, and predicted very long-term life expectancy.
There are a large number of companies that are working to create low-cost charging amenities by installing charge points. The local council have to work alongside them to make the reality of a network of charging points everywhere in the country.
One of the key benefits of electric car driving over traditional combustion engine vehicles is their undeniably much lower running costs. Running cost of an EV cab be less than 10% of its petrol counterpart! Saving the typical driver almost £2000 in costs pa.
Our mission is to encourage the use of Electric Cars and Vehicles (EVs) as part of a combined programme of green technology measures. We, not just an online outlet, we have a forcourt full of new and used EVs.
Everyone is trying to reduce their plastic use so we have come up with our favourite and easiest ways to make your everyday single-use items more eco friendly. Here are 8 tips on adopting a more zero waste lifestyle, from reusable coffee cups to chewing gum!
Coronavirus will lead to a societal obsession with an existential threat. The risk of human extinction will saturate the news, movies, science, social media, finance and everyday conversation. Our attitude towards existential threats will change dramatically over the next 10 years.
The Rockaway Park team of super talented, artists, fabricators and carpenters, have built the most fantastic bespoke cabin designed to be both the Drive Green offices as well as our green technology showroom and advice centre.
The way we use our vehicles, and collect the resources required to power them, is changing. As time goes on the way in which we produce and consume energy to power our transportation systems around the world is becoming more interlinked than ever before.
We are thrilled to be the UK test site for the Solar Edge combined inverter and charge point. The uniqueness of our site combining the UK’s largest EV dealership with our not for profit green technology advice has made our site the perfect location to trial this brand new device.
There is no denying that the number of electric vehicles on our roads is going to dramatically increase over the next 5-10 years. There are countless benefits to this, however one thing that has been of concern to some people is the increased electrical demand on the National Grid.
Solar PV is now the most well established of all the green technologies. The cost of equipment is now highly affordable due to the economies of scale of mass production. Every home can benefit from a solar PV system, as every home uses electricity.
Off-grid living and off grid homes could present the example to follow for the future, as they are properties that run entirely on renewable and carbon neutral energy. Their rural locations and space mean that a large portion of food is grown at home.
As we spend more time promoting electric cars, we find our friends and family become drawn to the benefits of green transport. I find that everyone around me wants an electric car now! Naturally, when it came time to replace my mum’s car, she went for an EV.
Despite our best efforts there are still elements of our business we can't control that contribute to our carbon footprint. Where this occurs we achieve our carbon neutrality via carbon offsetting and using Ecologi to plant trees on our behalf.
Egg are a leading national Solar PV, Battery Storage and EV Charge Point installer, and they are our goto provider for our unique EV accompanying combined Solar, Battery Storage, and Home Charge Point packages.  
You will most likely find that almost all of your charging will take place at home or at work. However, when you go further afield you may need to use the UK’s public charging network.
We recommend that EV drivers consider installing a fast method of charging at home if budget and location allow. However, if you are able to leave your car on charge every night you may find slower charging with a standard plug to be perfectly manageable. This is also the perfect means to charge when you are visiting friends.
Many employees find that their employer is very cooperative when it comes to charging at work. Standard three-pin sockets are often accessible and able to fully recharge an EV during a standard workday.
If you can't charge at home because you don't have off-street parking, you will need to identify the public charging options that are available to you conveniently, and that suits your lifestyle best. You will need to use the massive UK public charging network, and can look at all charge points both Fast and Rapid as potential charging options for you.
By moving to an electric car you have already taken a very positive step towards a greener low carbon lifestyle and protecting the environment. Even using conventional fossil-fuel generated grid to power your carbon emissions are vastly reduced.
Most electric car charging happens at home. Whilst it is possible to keep your car charged up with a standard household plug, it is not quick, convenient, or in some cases not as safe. A dedicated electric car charge-point at your house will typically allow you to charge quicker, safer, and easier.
We achieve our high level of remote purchase customer satisfaction by being as thorough, honest, and transparent as possible, so you know exactly what to expect when your car arrives. We make sure that there are no surprises for you, and you are totally thrilled by your new car.
We have a very well-practised remote sale and delivery service, which means you can buy your used electric car entirely online and complete your purchase from the comfort of your home. Your car will then be delivered to you, whilst at the same time as having our complete backup and support bother before, during and after your remote purchase.
At Drive Green, we love driving electric cars. There are many differences that make the EV driving experience an improvement on the conventional car. If you want to know how an EV drives the best thing you can do is take one for a test drive
Despite an increasing amount of recent media coverage, there is still a great deal of consumer ignorance, and some recurring Myths and Misconceptions surrounding Electric Cars. We are here to address these common misconceptions!
At Drive Green, we believe that electric cars are a very important part of protecting the future of our planet. We often talk about the ways in which EVs can reduce the consumption of scarce resources and decrease pollution, but we don’t talk a lot about the money side.
Batteries can be thought of as the heart of your EV. They define how far you can go and how long it will take to recharge. Our FAQs below should answer some of the most common questions.
We know how frustrating it can be trying to buy an electric car from a traditional used car dealer. There are a lot of questions that you want to be answered. And you cannot be confident that the seller really knows what they’re talking about. At Drive Green, we genuinely are the electric cars specialists. When it comes to knowledge and experience with electric cars there is no one better to come to for honest, impartial advice and technical expertise.
When moving from driving a petrol/diesel car to some it may seem like a hybrid is the best choice for you – a middle ground compromise or less of a complete change. On some occasions, this may be the case, however more often a fully electric car will be most suitable for you.
We are delighted to now be offering a Battery SOH certificate for every EV sold from our forecourt. Drive Green will be the first UK EV company to start using the Mobo system to certify battery health on all our electric vehicles.
Whilst Electric cars are fundamentally much simpler and more reliable machines than traditional combustion engine vehicles, it is still important that they are properly maintained and regularly checked as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Many of the vehicles we sell are still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Regardless of what any car dealer tells you, this is the best situation for you when purchasing a used car. This is because a vehicle under manufacturer warranty is likely to have the best cover when it comes to any future issues.
At Drive Green, we genuinely are the electric cars specialist. When it comes to knowledge and experience with electric cars there is no one better to come to for honest advice and technical expertise. We provide the very best service in the industry and care for all our cars and the clients who become their owners.
Unlike other new car providers, we can offer you not only a great deal but also all the help and support you need to not only choose the right car for you but to make sure you know everything you need to know in order to make your move to electric driving as easy and enjoyable as possible.
When you have decided on the vehicle you would like to lease, the next step is to complete a finance application. This will be used to open a credit line with the right finance for the particular electric car you have chosen. The finance company can take up to 2 to 3 days to process your application, although our advisors will endeavour to get a decision for you within a few hours if possible.
New electric cars from Drive Green are available on PCH Personal Contract Hire finance agreements in both 2, 3 and 4-year terms, with either 3 or 6 months deposit. Your advisor will be able to guide you through your choices while completing your finance application.
We are delighted to announce that Drive Green are now partnered with Andersen. Andersen are passionate about driving electric. There’s so much more to the experience than the satisfaction of an ethical choice.
Drive Green are delighted to be partnering with evec. evec is breaking down the barrier to electric vehicle ownership, they offer affordable electric and hybrid car chargers that don’t compromise performance.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Indra as one of our go to charging point providers. Indra was founded in 2013 on a mission to create the smartest way to power Electric Vehicles.
We are delighted to be partnered up with EO charging as one of our go to charging point providers, EO Charging design and manufacture electric vehicle charging stations and cloud-based charge-point management software for fleets, homes and destinations.