Electric car revolution planned with £500m investment in charging points and tax breaks

Electric car revolution planned with £500m investment in charging points and tax breaks

Dan Martin, CEO of electric car firm Elmtronics told Express.co.uk: “The investment in charging hubs and tax cuts for clean transport will undoubtedly mean that EVs will be more accepted and used in the UK. 

“The development of charging infrastructure coupled with more affordable EVs, in-line with traditional drivetrains, will work to encourage mass adoption of EVs.”

However, some campaigners felt the allocation did not go far enough to address concerns around the switch from petrol to diesel vehicles. 

Alex Buttle, director of car comparison site, motorway.co.uk said the statement was “devoid” of concrete measures to turbocharge the switch. 

“The Chancellor had the perfect opportunity to show us, with real action, that the government is fully committed to zero emissions motoring by 2035. 

Published at Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:09:00 +0000