UK Government scraps grants and incentives for hybrid and eco-friendly cars.
In a shock move, just months after the transport secretary released a report to reduce carbon emission on UK roads. The UK government has now said it will no longer offer grants and incentives to consumers looking to purchase electric or hybrid vehicles. Car industry professionals have brandished the move “astounding” especially as most consumers are trying to be more green and sustainable in one way or another, a car of course, is a huge factor. This also comes after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change called for an urgent switch to electric vehicles.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has not confirmed how long the grant for electric vehicles will be available but says it will support the purchase of 35,000 zero-emission cars, likely to run early into the next decade. This will of course be a financial blow to consumers looking to be a little greener. Without incentives, consumers will continue to choose less environmentally friendly products and services, which all contribute to the vicious circle we currently find ourself in.