Motorists 'could save in solar-powered car'

Mon, 23 Jun 2008
Motorists in the UK could find that they save money with a new electric car being planned by one of the most famous inventors in the world.

Sir James Dyson, the man who developed the bagless vacuum cleaner, is to put a car which does not run on petrol onto the market, according to the Daily Mail.

Within ten years, motorists will be opting for electric vehicles rather than petrol-based alternatives, Sir James believes.

Indeed, not having to pay for fuel could free up funds for drivers to use to pay their car insurance and road tax bills.

Sir James said: "Electric cars are seen as city cars and to go 30mph is quite enough, but in the future that will change. An electric motor can go to very high speeds."

The news harks back to Sir Clive Sinclair's attempt at a mainstream electric vehicle - the Sinclair C5 - in 1985.

To find out what Honest John has to say about buying at auction click here.ADNFCR-1081-ID-18651294-ADNFCR


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93


60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker