May 21, 2021

Car buyers still sceptical about going electric, says Ford boss

FORD. Consumers are still sceptical about electric cars and switching from petrol and diesel remains "a real challenge", the boss of Ford UK has told the BBC. Lisa Brankin said more government support for the electric car market would be needed ahead of a proposed ban on new petrol and diesel sales in 2030. The number of electric vehicles currently in use remains low. "On the cost of electric vehicles, she said:"We do recognise that that is an issue and that's why we've been calling on government to continue to support the whole range of battery electric vehicles. The RAC said in May the UK's charging network would need to grow "Exponentially" to cope as electric vehicle sales surged. Ms Brankin said the company wanted to see a "Comprehensive plan" from the government for the switch to electric vehicles "That involves all stakeholders and not just car manufacturers."

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