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£5,000 Incentive to buy electric cars @ Direct gov
£5,000 Incentive to buy electric cars @ Direct gov

£5,000 Incentive to buy electric cars @ Direct gov

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£5,000 incentive to buy electric cars

The low carbon road

Road vehicles account for 19% of the UK's domestic CO2 emissions

From 2011, anyone buying an electric or plug in hybrid car will be able to receive help worth between £2,000 and £5,000, depending on the cost of the vehicle they are looking to buy.

To be eligible for the hand-out cars would need to meet modern safety standards and have a large enough range and top speed to make them popular.

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon said: ""Cutting road transport CO2 emissions is a key element to tackling climate change. Less than 0.1 per cent of the UK's 26 million cars are electric, so there is a huge untapped potential to reduce emissions."

""The scale of incentives we're announcing today will mean that an electric car is a real option for motorists as well as helping to make the UK a world leader in low carbon transport.""

The government has also provided £20 million to pay for more charging points and related infrastructure to help develop a network of 'electric car cities' throughout the UK.

16 Comments

Original Poster Banned

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post this deal in 2 years COLD

fragaliciousbob;4945115

post this deal in 2 years COLD



Agree...........freeeezzing cold

renagade27

Freezing. This isnt the Daily News. Invalid offer!

Looks like an old womans shopping trolly ^

Looks more like a frog with wheels ;-)

The money will only go abroad. And who would want to be seen in it????

This hand out is to be paid for by us, the taxpayer.

doberman;4945192

This hand out is to be paid for by us, the taxpayer.



Indeed

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doberman;4945192

This hand out is to be paid for by us, the taxpayer.



Does seem to be for a good idea though.

d1fferent;4945090



Looks like a Postman Pat car...in black

sexy!

I'd pay 5 grand not to be made to buy it.

In unrelated news, car manufacturers predict a rise of between £2000 and £5000, depending on original cost, between now and 2011. No good reason, they're just nabbing the cash for themselves.

Tom Pickering;4945326

Looks like a Postman Pat car...in black



don't think even Postman Pat would put his sack in that car :whistling:

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All I need now is the other £10,000. lol
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