There's only one place to buy a new G-Wiz, the tiny electric car, in the UK: GoinGreen. To entice buyers, the retailer has just launched a dedicated insurance option for the crush-zone-free EV. With it, London G-Wiz drivers might be able to breathe a little easier as they cruise around. Benefits include a free G-Wiz if yours is in the shop, all repairs done by GoinGreen itself and "highly competitive rates." Oh, and there is only one printed document, which allows GoinGreen to call this a "truly green insurance policy." As we know, insuring small cars and hybrids can be expensive, so getting coverage tailored to your EV lifestyle might be worth it. GoinGreen developed the plan with insurance broker Heath Lambert and it is underwritten by Chaucer Insurance.

[Source: GoinGreen]

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GOINGREEN ANNOUNCES G-WIZ INSURANCE

GoinGreen, the retailer of the UK's best selling electric vehicle the Reva G-Wiz, today launches the first dedicated insurance scheme for the G-Wiz driving community in London. The GoinGreen Insurance Services policy has been developed with Heath Lambert, a leading insurance broker, and is underwritten by Chaucer Insurance and is specifically written for G-Wiz electric vehicles therefore offering advantages not found in traditional motoring policies.

Unique benefits of the GoinGreen insurance policy include:

* Courtesy G-Wiz whilst the owner's own G-Wiz is under repair
* All repairs undertaken by GoinGreen, the UK's only manufacturer-authorised G-Wiz repair centre
* A truly green insurance policy with only one printed document
* Highly competitive quotes for all London areas including both fully comprehensive and Third Party, Fire and Theft cover

Steve Hartridge, the managing director of GoinGreen says, 'We wanted to extend the benefits received by those choosing emissions-free driving by offering our customers a specially-tailored motoring insurance policy. GoinGreen has consistently broken the mould with bringing electric vehicles to the streets of London and we are pleased to be continuing this tradition by providing a unique insurance product.'

Gary Threadgill, associate director for Affinity Partnerships at Heath Lambert comments, 'As a leading motor insurance broker we are very excited about being part of this initiative and to be able to offer such an innovative insurance solution to clients. The launch of this new facility is very timely given the UK's commitment to cut greenhouse gases by 80 per cent by 2050 and the Government's £100 million scheme to test electric cars and vans in cities. This is an expanding and specialist market for us and we are already looking to develop additional environmentally friendly insurance policies to offer to clients across the UK'.

Kim Barber, head of the motor division at Chaucer Insurance says, 'We are delighted to be working along side Heath Lambert to deliver a tailor-made insurance policy for a vehicle with such good green credentials. We recognise the importance of this new initiative and the positive effect it will have on the environment. By using our underwriting expertise and knowledge we have been able to develop a truly unique product'.

GoinGreen launched the G-Wiz in May 2004 and there are now over 970 G-Wiz driving around London. The new improved-performance G-Wiz i has a range of up to 48 miles per charge, a certified top speed of 50mph and increased safety features Full details at www.goingreen.co.uk. The 2 + 2 seat G-Wiz, which costs about 1.5p per mile in fuel costs, is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and benefits from free parking and recharging in the City of Westminster (which now has 60 recharging points) with many other boroughs now also installing recharging points and offering incentives for EV owners.

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