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Scrapping of electric car grants sparks backlash

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Posted: 14/06/22 - 12:14
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Motoring and car industry groups have criticised the government's decision to end grants worth £1,500 towards buying electric cars.

The Department for Transport said the plug-in subsidy scheme was being closed with immediate effect.

It said funding would now be "refocussed" towards improving electric vehicle charging.

But the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said the move "sends the wrong message".

The RAC motoring group also warned the decision could "stifle" the ambition to shift most people into electric cars.

I Call True: Said that as soon as it hit a critical point the government would stop supporting and start taxing people more for electric cars and it appears to have started already

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17 days
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Electric cars are still not a realistic option for the majority of motorists anyway.
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With the cost of an electric model £1000s more than the petrol one I am not sure people are going to be jumping at buying one just yet.
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More fool you if you are an early adopter anyway and now new customers are being given no incentive apart from the eye wateringly high price of fuel