LowCVP welcomes support for electric vehicle purchases02 August 2010

LowCVP (the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) has welcomed the UK government's announcement that it intends to continue funding to support initial purchases of electric vehicles.

The announcement, which provides £43 million of support for next year, will help to give an initial kick-start to the industry – supporting the purchase of at least 8,500 electric vehicles, according to LowCVP managing director Greg Archer.

"The UK can become an early market for electric vehicles and provide support for UK automotive companies in developing opportunities and expertise in this key emerging area," says Archer.
"There is considerable uncertainty about how prices for EVs will change in the future. Given the [government's] imminent comprehensive spending review it is not surprising that [it] has chosen to take a staged approach to the support it is able to offer for EV purchasing and recharging infrastructure," he adds.

Brian Tinham

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