The UK government is planning on proposing that the cars that manufacturers sell, a proportion of them have to be fully electric, or zero emissions, such as hydrogen. The exact details of this proposal is yet to be finalised or even decided at this stage – the DfT hasn’t even had a consultation on it yet.
However, the eventual aim is to improve choice for customers, now that there is a deadline in place of 2030 for the ban of sale of standard combustion only vehicles and 2035 for hybrid cars.
The government is also putting £620 million of additional funding into the plug in car grant, as well as extra charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Earlier this year, the grant was reduced from £3,000 to £2,500 which did raise some criticism.
“With the cost of petrol and diesel rising, the desire to switch to electric is stronger than ever before.”
Edmund King, AA president