UK sales of electric and hybrid cars fall

Sales of alternative powered cars goes into reverse gear

  • Sales of alternative powered cars in the UK have fallen.
  • The car sales decline of new cars dropped by 4.9% in June from the year before.
  • The premature removal of subsidies coupled with the car industry woes is of concern.
  • UK government set the target of 2040 to ban new petrol and diesel cars on UK roads.
  • Alternatively fuelled vehicles saw overall sales fall for the first time since April 2017.
  • Last year’s short sighted budget saw subsidies for plug-in hybrids scrapped, and reduced for electric vehicles.

If the government were to re-introduce decent incentives to make buying electric and hybrid vehicles attractive again, the uptake of alternative fuelled vehicles would quickly recover.

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