18 March 2021
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“While long-term reductions in consumer incentives for electric vehicles are inevitable, this is the wrong time to stunt a green recovery by making a sudden change to the grants on offer.
“With a stretching 2030 target in place to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, we must avoid sending mixed messages to consumers and businesses. Switching to an electric vehicle still has many barriers, including high upfront costs and availability of reliable charging points.
“A clear and consistent pathway for incentives will ensure business can continue to deliver the government’s ambitions for reducing transport emissions. By providing new electric vehicle models and installing the necessary infrastructure, we can make rapid transition a reality.”