Lookers Electric Charge | The BEN Automotive Challenge 2018

To raise money for the automotive charity, Ben, we’re aiming to travel across the UK and Ireland, visiting each and every Lookers dealership, using only electric cars.

  • 8000 employees
  • 2000 miles
  • 31 brands
  • 1 fundraising goal


We want The Lookers Electric Charge to:


- Raise money for Ben
- Raise awareness of Ben
- Raise awareness of electric vehicles

Ben is a charity which works with the automotive industry to provide support to its people and their families, be it financial, physical, mental or social support. Last year, the charity helped over 3,000 people in the automotive industry and this year, we’re going to help them have an impact on even more! Read more about the charity and the people they help on their website here.

Follow our progress on social media at @LookersGroup and #LookersEC4BEN.

We’ll have our company mascot, Lucky, along for the journey and he’ll be helping us collect donations in our ‘Lucky Bank.’

There will also be a Lucky storybook, Lucky and the Electric Charge, coming to a dealership near you for children to learn all about electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicles as well as the environment.

We’ll be having some fun, sharing blogs, videos and even some ‘carpool karaokes’ from our journeys, all in aid of Ben.

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14th May - Audi South Dublin

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Audi South Dublin

Come along and visit us today as we launch the Lookers Electric Charge.

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The first leg of our journey begins at Audi South Dublin to our Charles Hurst Usedirect centre in Dublin.

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15th May - Vauxhall Portadown

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Charles Hurst Vauxhall Portadown

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16th May - Usedirect, Vauxhall

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Charles Hurst Usedirect Belfast

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Charles Hurst Vauxhall Belfast

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17th & 18th May - Charles Hurst Head Office

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Charles Hurst Head Office

Over these days we'll be visiting our Charles Hurst Head Office on Boucher Road, where we'll be giving our staff the opportunity to drive and review a range of electric vehicles.

18th, 19th & 20th May - London Motor Show

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The London Motor Show​

​This weekend we'll also be at the London Motor show, supporting the BEN Automotive charity stall. If you're going along make sure to pop by and see us to find out more about our Electric Charge.

21st May - Nissan, Usedirect, Dacia & Renault Newtownards

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Charles Hurst Nissan Newtownards

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Charles Hurst Usedirect Newtownards

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Charles Hurst Renault & Dacia Newtownards

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22nd May - Usedirect, Hyundai, Toyota Dundonald

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Charles Hurst Usedirect Dundonald

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Charles Hurst Hyundai Dundonald

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Charles Hurst Toyota Dundonald

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23rd May - Usedirect, Dacia, Nissan, Toyota, Vauxhall & Renault Newtownabbey

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Charles Hurst Usedirect Newtownabbey

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Charles Hurst Nissan Newtownabbey

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Charles Hurst Renault & Dacia Newtownabbey

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Charles Hurst Toyota Newtownabbey

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Charles Hurst Vauxhall Newtownabbey

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24th May - Audi Ayr

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Audi Ayr

​We've caught the ferry over to Scotland to visit the first of our Scottish sites, Audi Ayr.

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25th May - Land Rover & Volkswagen Van Centre Glasgow

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Lookers Land Rover Glasgow

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Lookers Volkswagen Van Centre Glasgow

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26th May - Volvo, Jaguar Audi & Land Rover Glasgow

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Lookers Volvo Glasgow

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Lookers Jaguar Glasgow

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Audi Glasgow

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Lookers Land Rover Glasgow

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Electric Vehicle FAQs

What are the average running costs of an electric car?

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The cost of running an electric car per mile depends on how much it costs to charge and the distance it can travel before requiring charging again (its range). In general, the running costs are much lower than traditional petrol or diesel options with average maintenance fees of about £99 a year. Any significant problems should be covered by the warranty.

The cost of charging your car overnight to deliver approximately 100 miles of driving is about £4 depending on your electricity tariff. To go the same distance in a petrol car would typically cost £15.


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

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The time it takes to charge an electric car depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. It could take as little as 30 minutes for some models or up to 12 hours for others.

A typical electric car (Nissan LEAF 30kWh) takes 4 hours to charge from empty with a 7kW home charging point. A rapid charger at a motorway service station can fully charge your car in about 30 minutes which makes it ideal for long distance journeys.

You can also ‘top up’ charge your car at various car parks, workplaces and service stations to get you from A to B. Depending on your journey, it doesn’t always need to be fully charged, just like a petrol or diesel engine doesn’t always need to be full.


How many charging stations are across the UK?

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There are over 13,000 public charging points across the UK.


How can I install a home charging point for my electric car?

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With a government grant, home-charging points cost about £400 to install, while several manufacturers provide them as part of the sales package.


What are the main benefits of driving an electric car?

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  • Electric cars less than £40,000 have a zero rate of Vehicle Excise Duty.
  • Plug-in cars emitting less than 75g/km CO2 are exempt from the London Congestion Charge. A regular user of this zone could be saving over £2,000 a year.
  • Free parking available for electric cars in some urban areas.
  • A full charge (100 miles) of an electric vehicle costs approximately four times less than travelling 100 miles in a traditional petrol or diesel car.[2]


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Registered 2015(65)
Mileage 23,156 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

Excellent condition Renault Zoe. Subject to battery rental. 500 finance deposit allowance. T&C's
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Renault Newtownards
Registered 2015
Mileage 45,321 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

FULLY ELECTRIC PLUS BATTERY LEASE **RAPID CHARGING 43KW**
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Renault Chimney Corner Mallusk
Registered 2014(64)
Mileage 17,580 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

Specification includes, Power assisted steering. Remote central locking, air conditioning, alloy wheels, satellite navigation, electric windows, electric mirrors, isofix seat points, multiple air bags, cruise control, speed limiter, daylight running lights etc. Please contact us to arrange a viewing and test drive or alternatively you can request a personal Cit now video presentation to view at your leisure.
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Newcastle Renault
Registered 2015(65)
Mileage 11,223 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

FULLY ELECTRIC PLUS BATTERY LEASE **22KW CHARGER**
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Renault Chimney Corner Mallusk
Registered 2015
Mileage 17,221 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

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Renault Chimney Corner Mallusk
Registered 2014(64)
Mileage 14,425 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

Specification includes, Remote central locking, cruise control, speed limiter, alloy wheels, satellite navigation system, electric windows, electric mirrors, daylight running lights, isofix child seat points, power assisted steering, air conditioning, blue tooth prepared, front fog lights etc. Please contact us to arrange a viewing and test drive today or arrange a personal CIT now video presentation to view at your own convenience....
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Newcastle Renault
Registered 2014(64)
Mileage 12,441 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

We are delighted to offer this stunning low mileage Fully Electric Renault Zoe with a massive amount of specification! Features include, Cruise control and speed limiter, Automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, Satellite navigation with Onboard computer and many many more! All our cars come standard with 1 Year warranty and 1 Year roadside assistance! If you require anymore information or to arrange your test drive, please contact our dedicated Internet department today! Alternatively, you can request a personal walk around video of this vehicle.
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Newcastle Renault
Registered 2015
Mileage 9,256 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type Electric

Excellent condition. Zero tax. Battery Rental required. 100 % Electric automatic.
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Registered 2015
Mileage 8,954 miles
Engine Size N/A
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Registered 2016(65)
Mileage 14,691 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
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Registered 2016
Mileage 8,625 miles
Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
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Registered 2015(65)
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Engine Size N/A
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Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
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Registered 2015(65)
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Engine Size N/A
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Fuel Type Electric

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Registered 2016
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Engine Size N/A
Transmission Automatic
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Engine Size N/A
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