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Market for electric cars failing to ignite, warns manufacturer

Andrew Forster
08 January 2016
Manufacturers are selling electric cars at a loss
Manufacturers are selling electric cars at a loss

 

The Government’s hopes for a mass market in electric vehicles within the next 10-15 years could be doomed, an automotive manufacturer has warned. 

Ministers see electric vehicles as key to decarbonising the UK’s transport sector, and meeting the Climate Change Act 2008 target for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases against 1990 levels by 2050. 

In recent advice to ministers on the fifth carbon budget (2028-2032), the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that, under a...

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