Electric Vehicles neglected in Spring Budget 2018 : How green is the Government?
Today’s Spring Budget 2018 was expected to bring in some good news for electric vehicles, given the government’s focus on promoting electric mobility. Mr Electric, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand, however, is hugely disappointed that electric vehicles were ignored.
“How can the government expect to ban all petrol and diesel new vehicles by 2040 and not even mention electric vehicles in the budget”, said Pierre Jeannes, VP of Operations for Mr Electric. “Being a new player in this space, we have a clear and hugely ambitious vision to help our commercial and domestic customers to install electric vehicle points and to help towards the UK’s electrical charging infrastructure, but we are not going to achieve a car fleet with effectively zero emissions by 2050 at this rate. Shockingly, the Government department responsible for the environment has just two electric cars in its fleet of 4,000 vehicles – 25% of Mr Electric’s support fleet drive electric vehicles, but at least you can say that we practice what we preach.
“We were not expecting any major announcement relating to electric vehicles as the EV Policy is not part of the budget, though it would have been good to have a reference to the future of mobility or green technology and build on the commitment in the Autumn Budget to spend £400m on a new charging-infrastructure fund. We intend to play a key role in this market and are here to stay shaping the future of electric vehicles.”
Mr Electric is an approved installer of electric car charging points. For further information about Mr Electric and the services it can offer, visit www.mr-electric.co.uk
or call 0800 7311 606.
Mr Electric is one of the trade service brands for the Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information about the Dwyer Group’s service brands visit www.dwyergroup.com
For more information, contact: Georgina Watkins, Dwyer Group UK. Tel: 01295 983395 / Email: [email protected]
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Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of 19 service brands, with 17 of which support a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK), ProTect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Locatec®, Window Genie®, Neighborly®, Bright & Beautiful®, and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance® . Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer Group operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® and Cumberland County Glass® brand names. Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. More information on Dwyer Group, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.dwyergroup.com. Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.