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Rebecca Long Bailey responds to fall in the number of hybrid cars sold

Rebecca Long Bailey, Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, responding to a fall in the number of hybrid cars sold, said “If the government is serious about tackling the climate emergency they must put money where their mouth is and take real action, not cut subsidies which were working. Their mixed messages are undermining efforts both by manufacturers and consumers to make the transition to low emissions vehicles.

“On the one hand they want to end the sale of combustion engines by 2040 but on the other hand they are cutting subsidies and dragging their feet on the infrastructure necessary to make it happen.

“We can all agree that electrification is necessary but it can only be done if government supports industry and consumers to meet the challenge.”