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'I’m a car expert – Labour’s petrol and diesel car ban will backfire and here’s why’


But, the most important demographic in UK politics has already spoken on the issue, the voters.

A poll from WhatCar? last autumn found that 43.3 percent were in favour of a delay to the original 2030 date.

Concerns over charging infrastructure and concerns over battery life were at the forefront of motorists’ decisions.

In contrast, just 22.3 percent disagreed with the delay suggesting just over one-fifth are really yearning for a return to a 2030 deadline.

A YouGov poll soon after found that 50 percent supported the Conservatives decision to delay vehicle bans.

30 percent of these said they “strongly” backed the move with 30 percent agreeing they were somewhat” in agreement.

Again, just 34 percent said they were opposed to the scheme with around 19 percent ‘strongly against’, once again one-fifth of the voting base.

Recent research from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) found that cost was the main barrier to EV adoption for a whopping half of those polled.

A staggering 50 percent admitted the price of vehicles was more important than the lack of charging stations (17 percent) and safety (five percent).

With most electric cars in the UK priced at well over £25,000 and demand still struggling in the used sector, most will be unable to afford the transition.

Yes Labour haven’t called for a total ban on petrol and diesel cars like The Green Party with only new models affected at this stage.

However, a 2030 deadline will rapidly accelerate the motoring sector away from petrol and diesel owners by the end of the decade.

Could it be the case that owning petrol and diesel cars becomes harder and harder until motorists eventually succumb to electric motors?

A recent YouGov poll found the cost of living crisis was the number one issue in the General Election for 26 percent of voters.

Splashing out thousands of pounds on new cars is not high on the wishlist and going too hard could alienate the very voters who will put Keir Starmer in power this July.



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