Make Electric Vehicles fairer and more affordable before it's too late!

Make Electric Vehicles fairer and more affordable before it's too late!

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Quentin Willson started this petition to Transport Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and

In about 400 weeks the Government will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans as part of their ambition for the UK to reach net zero emissions. But owning an Electric Vehicle (EV) has to be made affordable and practical for hard-pressed families and businesses, because these vehicles hold the key for making our air clean again - for us and for our children.

The Government needs to do much, much more. That means helping to make electric vehicles affordable for everyone and putting in place a national charging network so that drivers across the UK are confident of life with an Electric Vehicle. I have started the FairCharge campaign to make sure this happens.

Greater uptake of the latest, long-range Electric Vehicles will help us improve air quality, give greater energy security, lower our fuel costs and reduce climate change. Electric cars and vans are the beginning of the process of transitioning from polluting fossil fuels to renewable energy - a once in a generation opportunity to stop burning hydrocarbons.

Yet some recent policy decisions have done nothing to help expand EV use beyond the wealthy. This simply isn’t fair. If we are going to increase EV uptake, then we need to have far-sighted, fair government policies that make EVs appealing to everyone.

Amongst other things, we need the Government to make sure that:

  • there are enough EV chargers across the whole the country that can be easily accessed at an affordable price
  • people who can’t charge at home are not penalised by paying four times as much VAT as those charging at home
  • incentives exist not just for buying new electric cars but also in the second hand market where most people buy their cars.

If you agree, please sign my petition calling on the Government to do more to help make the switch to electric vehicles fairer and more affordable. Signing this petition will help our children and their children. This really is an historic opportunity to improve the air we breathe and the planet we live on.

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