The British consumption of electric cars is extremely low. In fact the consumption is so low that there is a growing rumor that the government will decide to just throw away the plug-in car grant, this grant was used as a means to boost electric car sales
The project was made known in January 2011, and it gave the people who bought an electric car a £5,000 discount off of it. Extremely short of the government incentive to sell 8,000 electric cars in the first three quarters of 2011, only about 765 cars were sold under the grant.
In some quarters, this apathy has at the moment formed some different concerns that the grant could get the axe at the Chancellor’s Autumnn Statement next Tuesday, but that it woudn’t be missed. Some critics have been arguing the grant for the purchase of an electric car is a perfect waste of taxpayer’s dollars, and that its a thing that only the rich can afford and that the cash should be spent elewhere.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, others, such as the Brighton-based Electric Cehicle charging point manufacturer, Elektromotive, believe that the scheme is verr crucial to the electric car expansion in Britian.
Calvey Talor-Haw, the managing director states, “Persuading consumers to invest their time and money in new technology always presents challenges,” “But it’s important to provide buyers with an incentive.”
“If the government and the automotive industry are to convince motorists that electric vehicles are viable alternatives to petrol and diesel-powered cars, the plug-In car grant will play an essential role throughout next year,” he added. “But cutting off the grant now could well undermine EV sales growth during the next 12 months,” he says.