PHOTO CAPTION: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during tour of Nissan UK electric car assembly plant.

Deputy PM: Driver Misconceptions Holding Back Electric Cars in UK

Nick Clegg sees electric cars as an economic 'no brainer;' saying they have 'have low maintenance costs, tax you don’t have to pay, and duties you don’t have to pay.'

Published: 18-Mar-2014

MISTAKEN ideas about electric cars must be overcome to help make them a major success, according to Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg.

Mr Clegg was speaking to a group of apprentices at Washington’s Nissan factory when he said more needed to be done to promote understanding of the electric vehicle industry.

The plant currently builds the world’s best-selling electric car, the Leaf.


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