Government electric car grant will come to an end, transport secretary says

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    Transport secretary Grant Shapps warns the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant “will go eventually”

    The £3,500 Government grant for electric cars “will go eventually”, the Secretary of State for Transport has said.

    Grant Shapps admitted in an interview that the Department for Transport (DfT) wants to end the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which gives electric car buyers in the UK a 30 per cent discount (up to a maximum of £3,500) when purchasing a new EV.

    “I make no bones about it,” Shapps told the Times. “We want to remove all the subsidy. So you can see this in two ways. If you are out there reading this, thinking of buying an electric car, buy it while the subsidy’s there, because it will go eventually,” adding that he couldn’t promise “lots of extra public bungs of taxpayers’ cash so you can buy your new car.”

    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/104868/government-electric-car-grant-will-come-to-an-end-transport-secretary-says

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    Craig

    Expect lower electric car sales if this happens.

    It would be a huge own goal.

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    Philjb

    Certainly would at a time we are expected to be making changes in the way we run our cars.

    What we save in fuel we loose in sky high prices.

    How much is a used milk float? lol

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    solent60
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    This was always going to happen to be fair.

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    Brydo
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    It won’t happen just yet, the price of ICE cars and BEVS will equalise in two or three years as battery prices come down. Unfortunately we will not see any of the benefits of having an electric car as we will be last on the list to get any BEVs of decent size and range.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe

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