UK may not be prepared for 2030 petrol and diesel car ban as consumer demand stalls

Mr Plummer added: “When we asked car buyers what potential incentives would encourage them to buy an EV, 72 percent said no road tax and 61 percent said government grants to help with the cost of purchase.

“This suggests that the government’s reported plans to cut VAT and offer free parking could provide substantial help to convert those considering an EV to actually buying one, accelerating the current sales trajectory on the road to zero emissions.”

October has been a strong month for electric vehicles with 9,335 models leaving forecourts last month.

This was a 195.2 percent increase on the 3,162 cars which were sold in October 2019 in a massive boost.