"Beyond the headline, the UK needs a low-cost, reliable, and accessible charging solution for those without a home charger and for those going on long journeys. Until this is resolved, a large proportion of UK households will not switch to electric."
“Accelerating the switch to electric vehicles is necessary to improve air quality, tackle climate change, and ease the cost of living for families. But unless EVs become cheaper to purchase and lease, many ordinary households won’t be able to enjoy the financial benefits of cleaner cars.
To put fairness into the heart of the EV rollout, the government must prioritise fixing patchy charging infrastructure, subsidising the cost of used EVs for lower income households, and making financing simpler and cheaper.”
— James Fotherby, Policy Adviser, Green Alliance