Ministers need to intervene to boost the secondhand electric vehicle market and allay “uncertainty and concerns” over the health of their batteries, a House of Lords committee has said.
Peers on the environment and climate change committee urged the government to step up efforts to encourage electric vehicle adoption amid consumer jitters over the cost of vehicles, the longevity of their batteries and the availability of charging points.
Ministers should step in to tackle the disparity in upfront costs between EVs and petrol and diesel cars, and examine targeted grants to incentivise the purchase of electric cars, they said in a report. During their seven-month long inquiry, witnesses repeatedly called for a cross-industry battery health testing standard to provide “clear information and reassurance to consumers”.
These cretins have no idea how the markets work. Consumers have cottoned onto the EV scam and are refusing to buy. Government throwing more of our money at the problem won’t solve it. It never does, but still they keep trying the same shit in the hope of a different result.
The peers said grants should be awarded to bring down costs to make the purchases cheaper and stimulating an “affordable” market, before the subsidies are then tapered away when electric- and fossil fuel-powered cars reach the same price.
Idiots. It still won’t make people want something that will be a very big and expensive paperweight. The EV scam is falling apart. This is the desperation of the scammers trying to hold it all together. Nothing they do will make people want to buy one if they don’t want one and more people are realising what a liability these things are. EVs are polluting, heavy, lack a decent range, take too long to refuel and we don’t have the infrastructure for most people to charge them at home. Any rational person would have realised it was a terrible idea. But not politicians, which tells you all you need to know about them. But, still, they expect to snap their fingers and order someone to make it so. Real life doesn’t work like that.