Hyundai is set to broaden the appeal of its Kona crossover with the launch of a 280PS high-performance Kona N and revised pricing to ensure the electric vehicle (EV) version complies with the revised plug-in car grant (PiCG).
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.
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.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has urged Government to safeguard the plug-in car grant (PCIG) in order to “ensure a consistent and successful transition to electric vehicles” by 2035.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called for a Government re-think of its policies to encourage the sales of low-emission vehicles after hybrids bucked October’s new car registrations decline.
Cuts to the Government’s ULEV plug-in car grants have been attacked as “short-sighted” and “frankly bonkers” by industry experts left questioning the move amid a drive to cut emissions by encouraging EV adoption.
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