Electric car sales could plummet while consumers wait for the government’s cash incentive to arrive in two years time, according to the sellers of the G-Wiz.
The Department for Transport has pledged to give electric and plug-in hybrid car buyers £2000 to £5000 incentives from 2011 onwards.
“Why wait two years when other countries already have subsidies?” said a spokesperson for GoinGreen, the UK importer for the G-Wiz.
“There is now a danger that the proposals will actually stall the market for electric vehicles over the next two years. If the government really wants people to go green, then why not do it now?”
The government's funding is part of a £250 million scheme to deliver a green motoring revolution that is expected to put a further 50,000 electric cars on the road.