Discount on electric cars could be fried

Convey of i MiEV's on Broad Street, Birmingham

The new government’s cost-cutting drive has been reported to be considering axing the planned £5,000 discount on all new electric cars, which was due to be introduced next year.

This would be a huge set back for the electric car market, as the industry has already began marketing their new range of electric cars with the idea that this proposed discount would remain in place.

Electric cars are expensive to buy, and it has been said that only the most environmentally conscious amongst us would be prepared to pay out for one. Even the £5,000 discount may not help attract many more buyers, so with the possibility of this discount being scrapped before it has even been put into practice, it is hard to see how the future of electric cars can get ahead.