With the UK government considering whether to bring forward a ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars to 2032, Ana Ramirez Aguirrezabala, international head of auto at market research company Simpson Carpenter, argues that the UK’s political leaders need to do more to persuade consumers to give electric vehicles (EV) a try.
Automotive industry analyst GlobalData has claimed that carmakers Tesla and Toyota will prove to be the OEM brands most resilient to the impact of COVID-19 coronavirus following a manufacturing sector review.
Citroën UK is offering customers the chance to save £5,000 on a new C3 Aircross Compact SUV, New C5 Aircross SUV or C4 Cactus Hatch as part of a car ‘scrappage’ scheme aiming to reduce vehicle emissions.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will give low income and disabled Londoners the chance to swap into a lower emitting new vehicle with the extension of the capital’s £2,000 vehicle scrappage allowance scheme.
MPs who suggested that climate change targets require many UK motorists to ‘ditch the car’ completely by 2050 have questioned the commitment of car manufacturers and dealers to the promotion of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).