Running an electric car may become more expensive than running a petrol one

End of government support could spell doom for electric vehicles. The end of UK government subsidies may mean that running an electric car is more expensive than running a petrol one.

Support from the Department for Transport, which covered installation and maintenance of chargers, ended in April, meaning councils have had to cover costs by tendering out contracts which has led to price increases.

There are now growing concerns that any market growth will be stemmed just as it begins to take off.

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