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Car tax 2020 changes and incentives needed to boost electric cars, according to EV expert

Car tax 2020 changes and incentives needed to boost electric cars, according to EV expert 1

Analysis from AMTE power has shown the transition to electric vehicles could see demand for lithium-ion batteries grow 19 times. 

This will see demand outstrip supply which could put many customers off from making the switch. 

He said: “Creating a robust UK supply chain for the production of lithium-ion batteries would strengthen the UK’s automotive sectors, making the country an attractive destination for international car-makers.”

Battery supply for the UK manufacturing industry is already struggling to meet the demand for new vehicles, and in response, the creation of full-cycle battery plants should be prioritised instead of relying on large scale manufacturers abroad. 

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“It is costly and increases carbon footprint to have these batteries imported, especially when the UK has the talent and capabilities at home.”

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