British Motor Industry Apathetic About Electric Cars
The slow uptake is forecast despite the promise of tens of millions of pounds in government subsidies.
Senior figures at the Retail Motor Industry Federation said that battery-driven electric vehicles were causing anxiety over their range, the lack of charging infrastructure in place and because of their cost - starting at about £24,000 ($38,800) even after a £5000 government incentive.
Paul Williams, chairman of the RMI, said: “At a meeting with dealer groups last week, I was particularly disappointed at the lack of involvement from the motor industry in general with the retail sector in promoting the case for electric cars to consumers.
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