The government’s initial ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles, originally set for 2040, has been brought forward to 2035, and now includes the sale of hybrids too.
In order to hit zero emission targets by 2050, experts warned that a 2040 ban would be too little too late, meaning much more would need to be done to introduce buyers to the exciting world of electric vehicles.
With the rise of such vehicles across a number of our brands here at the Vindis Group, and with local electric vehicle infrastructures getting better and better, it’s a fantastic time to take a look at how we can help you make an electrifying choice for your next vehicle!
If you’ve been thinking about bringing an electric vehicle into your life, our dealerships will be happy to talk you through not only the current range, but also some brand-new vehicles we are expecting as we head through 2020.
In the meantime, why not take a look at what’s currently available, and make your move towards emission-free driving.
Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback.
The e-tron and e-tron Sportback (now open for order) are fantastic options for your next, luxurious SUV. Dependent on the model and electric motor chosen, they offer up to 313PS and a range of between 186 and 240 miles. View the e-tron here.
ŠKODA CITIGOe iV
The CITIGOe iV is ŠKODA’s wonderful city car offering, and their first full electric model. It combines an urban look with an 83PS electric motor for up to 170 miles of range. It can be charged at a rapid charging station up to 80% in just one hour. Find out more here.
Another city car choice comes from Volkswagen, who have electrified their ever popular up!. This time the 82PS electric motor offers a fun urban drive, whilst the 162 mile range will get you from London, to Brighton, and back! Enquire about the e-up! here.
The iconic Golf was one of the first electric vehicles we received and it’s been a popular choice for buyers looking for a more subtle electric vehicle. We are awaiting the arrival of the Golf Mk 8 in the middle of 2020 so if you’re looking for a current e-Golf, ask our teams for more information.
The new ID.3 is due in 2020 and shows off a new era of Volkswagen design, alongside three battery size options and up to a huge 340 mile range. Pre-orders are already being taken for this brand-new vehicle, and our teams can help further if you would like more information on the ID.3.
SEAT Mii electric
A great addition to the SEAT range, the Mii electric offers 161 miles combined or up to 222 miles of city driving. The 61PS electric motor will get you around town comfortably and we think you’ll be surprised with the standard spec of this little car! Find out more by clicking here.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, we have opened selected workshops to conduct this work, and all other dealerships are completely closed:
Huntingdon Volkswagen remains open and will conduct service work for Peterborough Audi, Huntingdon Audi and Huntingdon Van Centre Vindis Cambridge Service Centre remains open and will also conduct service work for Cambridge Volkswagen, SKODA Cambridge, SKODA Bury St. Edmunds, Fakenham Volkswagen and Cambridge Audi Bedford Audi remains open and will also conduct work for Bedford Volkswagen and Milton Keynes SEAT Northampton Van Centre remains open and will conduct work also for Northampton Audi and Milton Keynes SEAT
In order to protect both you and our staff, upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.