Cerys Matthews records all-new single in electric car

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Singer Cerys Matthews has recorded an all-new single while travelling in electric vehicles to highlight the quiet and relaxing ride offered by alternatively-fuelled cars.

Titled 'Float On Down To Monte Carlo', the song was recorded completely from within a series of electric cars. Matthews and her band all recorded their separate musical elements from inside a BMW 225xe, a Kia Soul EV, a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and a Nissan e-NV200 Combi.

Matthews said: "I want my family to live a greener life, and electric cars give us the opportunity to do that. What was surprising when we drove one was that it's actually a much more enjoyable ride for the driver and passengers, no more having to shout (or sing!) above the engine noise – it's a more relaxing experience.

"The inspiration for the song 'Float On Down To Monte Carlo' is the idea of being taken away from noisy and complicated everyday life to a place where you can hear yourself think and dream."

Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low who collaborated with Matthews on the track, said: "A quiet, peaceful ride is one of the best things about driving an electric car. Combined with compelling financial savings and zero tailpipe emissions, it's no wonder British motorists are turning to electric cars in record numbers."