Electric Vehicles: Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 20 February 2019.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with car manufacturers on the cost of hybrid and electric cars in the UK and incentives to encourage consumers to buy more eco-friendly vehicles.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Ministers have regular discussions with car manufacturers on a range of issues, including the market for ultra low and zero emission vehicles. The Road to Zero strategy, published in July 2018, sets out the Government’s plans to support the transition to zero emission vehicles.

The Government is investing nearly £1.5bn between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in vehicles and schemes to support chargepoint infrastructure. Along with the measures in the Government’s strategy, this adds up to one of the most comprehensive support packages in the world.

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