Vehicle owners in the UK will be given £6,000 towards a new electric car if they scrap their current petrol or diesel model, according to media reports.
The announcement is scheduled to be made on 6 July in a bid to boost the flat UK car sales and the impending new number plate change coming in September, but some believe it will only keep up high prices of electric vehicles and is not backed by nationwide investment in public charging points.
Nissan Sunderland plant yesterday resumed vehicle production after almost three months, with a Nissan Juke first off the line.
Hundreds of hours of preparation have been carried out to ensure the safe return of employees and last week the company warned the plant would be uneconomic unless there was an agreed Brexit deal with the EU.
In what maybe a forerunner of changing UK taxes, Germany plans to dramatically increase tax costs for large SUVs and give EVs free road tax until 2030 in a bid to boost its green credentials.
The German car industry has faced a tough few months but eco-friendly politicians have demanded radical change of manufacturing if the business is to get any state aid.
The New Fiat 500 ‘la Prima’ ev-hatchback makes its debut following the successful unveiling of the New 500 ‘la Prima’, convertible in March.
The New 500 ‘la Prima’ hatchback – including the fitment of the easyWallbox – is priced at £26,995, including PiCG.
Renault is offering new car buyers money off its range of electrified models, with up to £1,000 to switch to an all-electric New ZOE, or £500 towards the deposit on All-New Clio Hybrid and All-New Captur Plug-in models.
The latest deals are part of Renault’s Switch incentive and available in conjunction with existing offers available to new cash buyers as well as those purchasing via one of Renault’s attractive PCP and HP finance schemes.
The Ford Fiesta is now available to order with an electrified powertrain for the first time from £19,860.
The 48-volt mild hybrid technology is introduced alongside sophisticated new driver assistance technologies including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Speed Sign Recognition and comes as the Ford Fiesta van will be available with a 48v mild hybrid assistance system with its 125ps 1.0 petrol engine from August.
Learner drivers still dont know when driving tests will restart.
They were cancelled in March and the DVSA told them the situation was under review and decisions on restarting tests would be taken when appropriate.