Despite the drop in sales of electric cars, the industry and government remain positive there will be a turnaround.

The government and industry remain convinced electric cars will see an upswing in demand, despite a dramatic fall in the number of the grants issued during the second quarter of the year to those motorists purchasing electric vehicles (EV).

According to figures published by research charity the RAC Foundation late last week, the second quarter of the year saw just 215 cars bought under the government’s EV grant scheme, which knocks £5,000 of the price of a new electric car. Will Nichols/The Guardian.

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