New car commentary | July 2023
Commercial Director Ian Plummer commented on the figures:
Despite healthy electric registrations in July, consumer interest in EVs was flat last month according to Auto Trader advert views. That’s a disappointing but reliable indicator of where sales are heading and not sufficient in what should be a period of rapid growth in adoption. Given the recent headlines on the 2030 ban, this isn’t surprising.
"Our political leaders are swayed by siren voices saying that abandoning green policies is the solution to our problems. That’s a dangerous path to go down and those voices both underestimate what can be achieved and further harm the mass adoption of electric vehicles by spreading uncertainty and confusion."
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