11 Sep '18, 1pm

Energy UK joins businesses to call on PM to be more ambitious on electric vehicles

A broad coalition of businesses – from Sky to Aviva, Zip Car to Wilmott Dixon - have signed the letter to the Prime Minister to welcome the ambition set out in the recent Road to Zero strategy and urge the Government to go further to enable these ambitions to become a reality, including to accelerate the phase-out of new petrol and diesel vehicles; and ensure supportive electric vehicle sales targets and policies. The letter also calls for the forthcoming Budget to be used to eliminate short-term barriers to electric vehicle uptake by addressing the cliff-edge in company car benefit-in-kind tax rates which serve to disincentive zero-emission uptake before 2020/21, and bring forward the 2 percent rate to 2019/20. “Taking the right action now would show clear global leadership and enable the UK to continue to be a leading market for low carbon transport” said Lawrence Slade,...

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