Press release

West Lothian woman logs on to a car win

A woman from West Lothian has won a brand new car worth over £10,000 after renewing her vehicle tax online.

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A woman from West Lothian is celebrating her good fortune, after winning a brand new car worth over £10,000 in the DVLA electronic vehicle licensing prize draw.

Julia Peters, aged 39 found out she had won a SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 1.4 TDI when she received a letter from DVLA a few weeks after she had used the online service to tax her car.

DVLA give away 3 SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive 1.4 TDI cars every month in a prize draw to encourage people to use its online and telephone services to tax or SORN vehicles. Miss Peters joins over sixty other lucky motorists who have already won a car in the free prize draw.

Miss Peters, who was presented with her car at the Arnold Clark SEAT dealership in Edinburgh on 12 July said:

I have never won anything in my life before so I am really excited to win such a big prize. When I received the letter from DVLA I read it at least five times before it sank in!

Using the online or telephone services to tax or SORN vehicles only takes four minutes and you don’t need to find your MOT or insurance documents as the DVLA automatically check them for you.

Miss Peters added:

Time can be precious so it’s a good feeling to know that I can apply for my car tax quickly and easily online or over the phone. It makes my life that little bit easier.

Andrew Rhodes, DVLA’s Products and Services Director said:

Congratulations to Miss Peters. She seems delighted to be one of our latest winners. More and more of our customers are now opting to use our quick and convenient online or telephone services when applying for a tax disc or making a SORN. I wish Miss Peters well and hope she enjoys her prize.

To renew vehicle tax or SORN quickly and easily go online or phone 0300 123 4321 or EVL Minicom 0300 790 6201.

Notes to editors

SEAT has provided the cars at no cost to DVLA or the taxpayer.

The SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive was chosen for the prize draw because it met DVLA’s criteria (cars provided free of charge for a monthly prize draw, NCAP Safety Standards, low emissions, car tax bands A or B).

The prize draw initiative is part of a marketing strategy, to encourage motorist to use DVLA’s Electronic Vehicle Licensing system, which has won both National and European Business Awards.

We aim to continue this prize draw in collaboration with SEAT until July 2010.

Andrew Rhodes is available for interview.

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Published 15 July 2010