Centre for Alternative Technology unveils new electric van

The environmental charity CAT has cut the ribbon on Eve,  its new electric vehicle.

The Aixam Mega Multitruck is a versatile light commercial vehicle that has a wide range of applications. Designed for short delivery missions, the van is perfect for supporting the work of CAT in the local area. Until recently, electric vehicles were designed only as small passenger cars, but thanks to the advances in technology there are now an increasing number of vans and trucks available on the market.

As well as being a working vehicle, Eve will be on display in the CAT visitor centre as an example of the technological developments in electrical vehicles. The van will be charged using 100% renewable electricity that is in part generated by on-site technologies such as wind, solar and hydro power. The remainder is made up of renewable electricity provided by Good Energy.

Purchase of the vehicle was made possible with the support of the 100% renewable electricity supplier, Good Energy.


The last two years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK with new registrations of plug-in cars increasing four-fold from around 3,500 in 2013 to 15,500 in 2014. There has also been a huge increase in the number of electric models available in the UK, with each of the 10 best-selling brands now offering an EV as part of their model range.

With several new electric models due to be launched during 2015, and the Plug-in Car Grant now guaranteed until 2017, buying an electric car is now a real option for a large number of UK motorists, with choosing to charge your electric vehicle at home from a 100% renewable energy tariff being the natural next step to truly green motoring.