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04 July 24 Press releases

Response to EU provisional tariffs confirmed for 5th July

 

 

Tariffs are bad news for consumers so we can only hope that the EU and China can agree a deal before November to prevent these provisional tariffs becoming permanent. The UK should also resist the temptation to follow the EU’s lead. Drivers already face a lack of affordable choices when it comes to electric cars, so it doesn't make sense for us to limit those options even further for consumers.

Key spokesperson

Ian Plummer

Commercial Director

CONNECT

Ian continued: 'We need to bring more buyers into the market by cutting down the 'green premium' - which means EVs are usually 35 per cent more expensive than diesel or petrol cars. We'll only do that with open competition to foster innovation, not by reducing choice.”

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