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News 22nd Feb 2019

Electric vehicle charging: Honda’s exit driven by UK’s lack of EV ambition

Dave Simpson, co-founder of premium electric vehicle (EV) charge point firm Andersen, urges the UK government to get serious about electric mobility.

When the news broke that Honda was set to close its factory in Swindon at the cost of thousands of jobs, one word was on the lips of journalists, commentators and even the workers themselves – but for those many in the automotive industry, Brexit is the least of our concerns. Rather than spending hours arguing about import and export tariffs, just-in-time supply chains and lorry queues at Calais, the UK government needs to turn its attention to the other reason Honda is leaving: electric vehicles.

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