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21 Sep 23 15:57
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Car firms will still be forced to meet strict quotas for selling electric cars despite the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles being delayed.

From January, just over a fifth of vehicles sold must be electric, with the target expected to hit 80% by 2030.

Industry insiders said the quotas would be a "stretch" for manufacturers to achieve, adding the delayed ban could make it harder to sell electric cars.

Maybe they will give them away....
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Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- September 21, 2023 4:03 PM BST
ge to the ban would affect the quotas for electric sales, before Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch confirmed that the so-called Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate would remain in place.

It is expected the mandate will require car makers to ensure 22% of vehicles sold are electric next year and increase each year after that to reach 80% by 2030.

What does net zero mean?
If a car maker fails to hit the targets, it will either face fines expected to be £15,000 per vehicle, or have to buy a surplus credit from a company that has sold lots of electric vehicles. However, a firm could claim back penalties if it surpasses the quota in future.

One large manufacturer told the BBC that forcing firms to hit the target on electric vehicle sales, while pushing back the ban on new petrol and diesel cars, would make it harder for firms to sell the electric ones.

Ian Plummer, commercial director of online car selling site Auto Trader, said the quota on firms for electric car sales would be a "stretch for the majority of manufactures to achieve" in its current form.

No more discounts on petrol cars, get em bought lads.
Report impossible123 September 22, 2023 9:14 PM BST
It means 2nd-hand petrol and hybrid could be selling for more money.
Report SontaranStratagem September 22, 2023 9:42 PM BST
And this is why I keep talling people to ignore what the puppets on stage say, as they are not in anyway in control of anything, they dont even decide what bin to use much less this sort of stuff

The government is a facade, a shop front for the mugs that think they elect a fool to represent them
Report lfc1971 September 22, 2023 10:39 PM BST
We are not going to plug cars into a power supply - ever
Get that into your head
Report lfc1971 September 22, 2023 10:42 PM BST
By the way wait and see Elon Musk go bust
Report salmon spray September 23, 2023 12:25 PM BST
I would celebrate with you lfc      Wink
Report Charlie September 23, 2023 1:41 PM BST

Sep 22, 2023 -- 10:39PM, lfc1971 wrote:

We are not going to plug cars into a power supply - ever Get that into your head

What do the current 1 million electric cars in the UK do then?

Report impossible123 September 24, 2023 3:33 PM BST
I heard to charge an electric car in the future one only needs to plug a gadget into the cigarette lighter socket. Then bingo, job done!
Report lfc1971 September 24, 2023 4:44 PM BST
If I was a multi millionaire I might consider an ev
But I’m not and even if I was would not be silly enough to buy one
My Yaris - 22 year old is fine

You can’t beat Japanese technology
Report Foinavon September 24, 2023 4:57 PM BST
Buy an EV if you like to be mugged.
My Mondeo is 13 years old and I hope it will last as long as your Yaris. The only issue with an old reliable car is if it gets pranged the insurance will only give you the book value.
Report lfc1971 September 24, 2023 5:04 PM BST
very wise foin
Report PorcupineorPineapple September 24, 2023 5:09 PM BST
Round here, I'd guess around 75% of new cars are electric. The new status symbol innit.
Report lfc1971 September 24, 2023 8:14 PM BST
‘ round here’. who the f does he think he is ?
Doubtless has never worked in industry .. ( if you haven’t by the way bow down ..We are paying your wages
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- September 25, 2023 2:51 PM BST
Nissan will accelerate plans towards electrification by committing that all vehicles sold in Europe will be electric by 2030
Report SirNorbertClarke September 25, 2023 4:36 PM BST
Car manufacturers may be geared up for 2030 but the government hasn't a clue how it is going to get the charging infrastructure in place.

Much of the UK's housing stock is shockingly old with millions of people having to park on the street or even on pavements. These people will struggle to charge an EV.

If we hadn't have spunked £100bn on the useless HS2 we could have invested in autonomous taxi service for the UK allowing millions of people to get rid of their cars completely.
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