Maxus is committing to £30m in subsidies for electric vehicles to encourage van drivers to make the switch to electric this year.
Maxus hopes to make the switch to electric vehicles “as attractive and affordable as possible” and will offer, for a limited time, the first 200 e Deliver 9 vans with a £15,000 subsidy.
Speaking about the EV support programme, Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus said: “EV sales have been steadily rising in recent years. However, the pace at which the market is making the switch is still too slow if the UK is to successfully fulfil its commitment to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2030. Achieving this target is no easy feat and it is going to take a monumental effort from all stakeholders. Maxus recognises that we have a key role to play in accelerating the rate of change, this is why the company has pledged to support the UK’s transition to zero emissions transport by encouraging drivers to switch to electric driving right now. Our new £30m EV conquest programme will help ensure that by the end of the year there will be an additional 2,000 eLCVs on the road, and 2,000 fewer ICE powered vehicles. We believe this is an unprecedented demonstration of industry playing its part in supporting the move to electric motoring.”
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