Motor insurance for electric cars

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

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Government rules will have to be considered by motor insurance customers who are contemplating a switch to electric cars when the vehicles become more prominent in the UK.

The coalition government has announced that Electric Personal Vehicles (EPVs) that are used on British roads need to adhere with all established road vehicle law requirements, such as motor insurance.

RAC has reacted to this news by informing car insurance holders that road tax and certified drivers' licenses will also be necessary for motorists.

However, the Department for Transport (DfT) says those EPVs which do not abide by road vehicle laws can still be used by car insurance customers on private land.

The DfT added: "The department has considered the responses to this consultation but has no plans, at present, to change the requirements relating to EPVs."

Those searching for inexpensive car insurance for two-wheeled electric vehicles may be required to exercise patience, as the European Commission is presently deliberating what rules will be enforced for them.

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