Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Scrapping the Plug-in Car Grant is the wrong move at the wrong time from out of touch government

Responding to the Government's announcement that the Plug-in Car Grant will no longer be available for new electric cars, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:

"It beggars belief that this out of touch Government is scrapping these grants for new cars while petrol and diesel prices are soaring and electric cars remain unaffordable for so many.

“Britain is gripped by a cost of living emergency where families are struggling to fill up at the pumps. We should be slashing VAT on electric vehicles, not cutting the Plug-In Car Grant.

“This is the wrong move at the wrong time. The Conservatives are doing everything they can to put people off owning an electric vehicle and it frankly makes a mockery of their pledge to end new sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2030.”

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Did Johnson not do some sort of deal with the oil giants to 'help' them ,as a sweetener, to get the windall tax up and running?To me ,this move gives the oil industry an excuse,linked to govnt,to continue trials and extraction of oil from the North Sea and,therefore slow the development of electric cars.