Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 16, 2009
It will be launched today by Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, with the aim of kickstarting the market for cleaner road vehicles and slashing the UKs CO2 emisisons. Link to this audio Hoon said yesterday that decarbonising road transport had a big role in helping the UK meet its targets of reducing CO2 emissions by 26% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Of that, 58% of the emissions are caused by motor cars."