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 Post subject: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids

From 12 November, only electric cars will be eligible for a £3500 subsidy, £1000 less than before

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/government-scraps-plug-car-grant-hybrids

Anyone thinking of buying new better get their order in!!!

This is a really stupid policy. But with our government, anyone surprised?

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:31 pm 
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They're slowly realising they're going to lose a lot of car tax if everyone goes electric/hybrid. Time to start discouraging us!

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:05 am 
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PHEV are getting more and more popular in UK

Government can't pay too much for promote a technology, which is now looking established

Pure EV are still more "green" then PHEV .. or better Pure EV people are forced to use the car in green way, while a PHEV often is used as normal Hybrid just for cash the tax advantage. In my view .. possible a PHEV is even more green then an EV if used properly

Yes .. sales of Outlander PHEV could have an impact in UK ... but maybe a used PHEV will keep better the value in UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:50 am 
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It will be interesting to see whether the manufacturers respond to this with a price reduction on PHEVs. I suspect not as they will probably then be less profitable models than ICE versions. We need PHEVs as a first step for many people towards reducing the impact on the environment.

I can't believe this has been published so soon after the Oct 8th UN IPCC report on climate change http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_181008_P48_spm.shtml. There again, as Michael Gove snubbed a key meeting of EU Environment Ministers a day later (that meeting was to address ways of further reducing CO2 emissions) and there was no UK cabinet minister present, I probably shouldn't be surprised.

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:46 am 
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elm70 wrote:
PHEV are getting more and more popular in UK

Government can't pay too much for promote a technology, which is now looking established


Pure EV are still more "green" then PHEV .. or better Pure EV people are forced to use the car in green way, while a PHEV often is used as normal Hybrid just for cash the tax advantage. In my view .. possible a PHEV is even more green then an EV if used properly

Yes .. sales of Outlander PHEV could have an impact in UK ... but maybe a used PHEV will keep better the value in UK.


Since the budget is limited .. and PHEV are getting more popular and they will be always more popular

Possibly they should cut/reduce tax incentive on PHEV, but as well increase taxes on ICE Car

In this way they can still promote a greener technology without overcharge the country balance

Anyhow ... what did in UK is good .. here they even don't think to promote EV, even if there is a big lobby behind carbon production, so using EV would help their friends owners of carbon mines

Still 2nd end EV are coming here


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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
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Guess who was due to order my new PHEV on 14th November!!
My new contract may now be in jeopardy :evil:
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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:24 pm 
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vickers7893 wrote:
Guess who was due to order my new PHEV on 14th November!!
My new contract may now be in jeopardy :evil:
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Wonderful of the government to give so much notice. Ludicrous!

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
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The government has a finite pot of money to spend on incentives. With the significant increase in sales of PHEVs and BEVs, it is having to dole out more and more cash for something which is starting to become mainstream. Is the cash-strapped government supposed to keep on doling out free cash to people just because they want it?

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:33 am 
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Mitsubishi obviously disappointed by this: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... car-grants

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 Post subject: Re: Government scraps plug-in car grant for hybrids
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:15 am 
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ThudnBlundr wrote:
The government has a finite pot of money to spend on incentives. With the significant increase in sales of PHEVs and BEVs, it is having to dole out more and more cash for something which is starting to become mainstream. Is the cash-strapped government supposed to keep on doling out free cash to people just because they want it?


No but they could phase it out with notice at least.

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