Ken McMeikan, CEO of Moto Hospitality said: “Today’s figures demonstrate sales of EVs are slowing amongst private buyers and I have called upon the Chancellor to bring back subsidies such as the plug-in car grant as well as pause the introduction of EV vehicle duty in the Spring Budget. This would tackle the number one barrier to EV adoption and encourage and incentivise more private buyers to transition to Electric Cars.

“We’re also in agreement with today’s report from the Environment and Climate Change Committee, which states that installing rapid chargers on the UK’s strategic road network is critical to consumer confidence to adopt EVs. It’s therefore vital that the Government pushes on with its decision to transform the planning system in favour of delivering low-carbon energy projects and prioritise EV charging hubs, so we can continue the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure on the UK’s motorways.”