Consumer demand for plug-in vehicles remains very low and the Government grant to encourage demand may not be proving effective. The Government must do more to show that its plug-in vehicle strategy is a good use of public money. Carbon emissions from transport must be reduced if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, but public money must be targeted on effective policies. So far, Department for Transport expenditure on plug-in cars - some Ap11 million - has benefited just a handful of motorists. There is a risk that the Government is basically subsidising second cars for affluent households. It is also unclear whether the provision of public charging infrastructure encourages demand for plug-in cars. Indeed, the Government does not even have a register of all the chargepoints installed at public expense4.2 Hybrid Technology 4.21 Toyotaa#39;s sophisticated full hybrid system delivers maximum fuel efficiency and is engineered to automatically ... The battery never needs manual charging as it is recharged automatically by regenerative breaking or power from the petrol engine. ... our range in the UK with the introduction this year of the Prius+ (seven seater version), Prius Plug-in hybrid and the Yaris hybrid.
|Title||:||Plug-In Vehicles, Plugged in Policy?|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2012-09-20|