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Public Accounts Committee report on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars - RAC reaction

Reacting to the publication this morning of a new report from the governmental Public Accounts Committee on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2030, RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said:

“While the 2030 deadline is a huge challenge, the number of drivers choosing electric vehicles is higher than ever and with more new models coming on to the market, the proportion will only grow further. The Government’s plug-in car grant provides some incentive to purchase an electric car but there is no commitment to retain this beyond 2023 at present and we would encourage the Government to continue looking at ways to incentivise take-up. A strong network of fast, reliable and easy-to-use public chargepoints which allow for contactless payment, alongside measures to help those without off-street parking, are undoubtedly vital pieces to the jigsaw of making an electric vehicle become the default choice in the next few years.”

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