THERESA MAY ANNOUNCES £106M FUNDING IN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OF ZERO-EMISSION CARS
Theresa May is set to announce a £106 million funding boost to enable the UK to ‘lead from the front’ on the development of zero-emission cars. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“It’s clear more needs to be done to encourage drivers to buy an electric car, and our expert report shows that 72% of drivers are discouraged by the lack of available charging stations. So it’s great that the government have announced a series of commitments to help phase out petrol and diesel cars.
“But it is also important that the high cost of buying an electric car is addressed, as it is this which is also holding people back from adopting this greener and cost-efficient technology.”
“In five years-time drivers should really start to notice a difference in both the price tags of electric vehicles and more charging facilities as the EV infrastructure becomes embedded across our transport network.”
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