Louise Haigh – 2021 Comments on Cuts to Electric Vehicle Subsidies

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Transport Secretary, on 15 December 2021.

Families are facing an inflation bombshell, and this cut in support will put electric vehicles out of reach for many.

There is no path to net zero without affordable green transport, and this foolish decision – which comes just weeks after the Prime Minister promised action on polluting cars at COP26 – shows the Government simply are not serious about tackling the climate crisis.

Labour would bring forward ambitious proposals to spark an electric vehicle revolution in every part of the country. By extending the option to buy an electric car to those on lower incomes and accelerating the rollout of charging points in regions that have been left out, we would ensure that everyone can benefit from the green transport revolution.