Report: UK Government May Scrap EV Discounts

The Guardian reports cost-cutting drive.

The Department for Business has told car industry executives the planned offer was being reviewed. Scrapping the discount would be a set back for the electric car market, which accounts for 1% of the 26m cars on British roads. The industry has already begun marketing its new electric models on the basis that the offer would remain in place. Last month Nissan announced that its Leaf, a 100% electric five-seater, would go on sale next year for £23,350—including the £5,000 discount.

…The £5,000 discount—along with financial support promised to Vauxhall, Ford and Nissan by the previous government this year—is being reviewed and a decision is expected in “weeks not months”.

The government also announced that it was closing its grant program for households and firms installing thermal heat pumps and solar panels.


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