Mitsubishi question Government's green credentials | Motoring Issues - Car News Oct 2018

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14:04 Monday 15 Oct 2018

Leading hybrid producer Mitsubishi has hit out at the Government after it was announced the Plug-in Car Grant is to be scrapped from next month.

The grant, designed to encourage motorists to make the switch from traditional internal combustion power, is to end on 9 November, a decision Mitsubishi says is totally at odds with the Government’s previously stated objective of making the UK a world leader in green mobility.

Rob Lindley, Managing Director at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK commented “The decision to suddenly end grant support for some of the greenest vehicles on the road is extremely disappointing.”

The popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid has a WLTP fuel economy figure of 139mpg, emissions of just 46g/km and an all-electric range of 28 miles. The manufacturer believes the Plug-in Car Grant played a vital role in incentivising drivers’ move to electric and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.

 

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