A new report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said the UK could suffer 90,000 job losses If Government fails to help the sector ‘Build Back Better’ after the COVID-19 crisis.
A House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report into the transition to zero emission vehicles has highlighted the lack of “a clear published plan” to meet its goal of banning new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030.
The Department for Transport’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has confirmed there wil be more "overnight" changes to plug-in car grant (PiCG) EV incentives as part of a "managed exit" from Government.
Government has announced £30m of investment in EV and hydrogen technology to help launch studies into the creation of a UK lithium supply chain, improvements in battery safety and the re-use of car batteries.
When Arnold Clark chief executive Eddie Hawthorne openly conceded that he had initially felt the COVID-19 crisis would be “over by Easter”, it was clear that nobody in the sector could have imagined being in lockdown 12 months on.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has accused the UK of making “the wrong move at the wrong time” with a decision to slash the plug-in car grant incentive on an electric vehicle (EV) purchase.
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