Gerry Keaney, Chief Executive of the BVRLA said: “The Government is about to set road users some very ambitious and expensive targets for decarbonising their fleets.
“BVRLA members are up for the challenge, but [the] Government needs to show similar ambition and investment in providing a supportive policy environment and an effective tax and incentive regime.”
The AA has also called for a “series of rapid charging points” to be installed before the ban is introduced to keep the country moving.
Will drivers switch to electric cars?
Electric car sales are steadily increasing but numbers are still drastically behind that of petrol and diesel vehicles.
Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) found electric car sales were up 174.6 percent year-on-year but this made up just 4.7 percent of the market share.