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UK Government EV and Environmental Policy

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by dpeilow, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. malcolm

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    I think it was a good bit of negotiation/lobbying on the part of the established industry to stave off the subsidy, to be honest.

    Funnily enough I saw the orange Mega City (I think there is only one) in London tonight. It actually looks the part. I'd expect most people would think it was a 'normal' car if lined up with a Smart or a Corsa.
     
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    It was budget day today in the UK. Some announcements on tax and support for low carbon vehicles are included in the document "Securing Low Carbon Growth".

    Page 10 and 12 of the PDF have the interesting bits.


    Some further more tenuous mentions of EVs are included in the "Strategy for National Infrastructure"
     
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    http://www.whatgreencar.com/news-item.php?Budget-2010-Motoring-summary
     
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    New transport secretary confirms fuel price stabiliser and end to fixed camera funding

    I wonder what level this will be set at?


    BBC News - Coalition sets out plans on runways and nuclear


    We'll soon see how many of the other headlines are just hot air.
     
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    What would they do if Nissan threatens to back out of building Leaf in Sunderland ?
     
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    Great idea! Tell Nissan !
     
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    Given that the original announcement was a small blip on UK news radar, I'm sure it would go fairly unnoticed. If it was picked up, it would be spun as "the price necessary to balance the deficit". There are bigger projects at stake.
     
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    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/250404/

     
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    Spotted this: Government must act faster on low carbon transport | New Civil Engineer

    (You can get articles on this site by linking from Google)

     
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    So we have a reduction in the EV subsidy, a reduction in support for Wind Turbine manufacturing and now this:

    Coal-fired power stations win reprieve


    Why am I not surprised that the Tory party logo seems to have had a colour change recently...?

    news-graphics-2007-_642310a.jpg
     
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    David Cameron revives idea of fuel stabiliser

    Umm, so we have a fuel price escalator that is designed to gradually increase tax for environmental reasons, but now we are going to introduce a mechanism to keep the price constant?

    I don't get it...
     
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    Maybe they plan a stabilised escalator!

    In truth, predictably rising prices (say 5% per year) would be not a bad thing, compared to current boom/bust pricing of petrol and diesel.
     

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