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Electric car makers put the brakes on UK production because they are too expensive to sell

“It is now expected that the UK will produce 280,000 fully electric cars and vans in 2025, down from previous estimates of 360,000.”

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | January 13, 2023

Sales of pure electric cars, BEVs, were 267,000 last year, so this new forecast suggests flatlining.

I am not surprised in the least. A large proportion of EV sales are for company cars, due to the various tax advantages bestowed. Most private buyers however appear to be numpties who think they are saving the planet.

EVs offer nothing to the vast majority of the driving public, and it is hard to see any real breakthrough arriving anytime soon.

By coincidence, I was chatting with a BMW Sales Manager this week, who had just been turfed out of his X6 and given the IX electric model (which he says is crap!). The reason was that BMW had been pre-registering a lot of EVs before the end of the year, in order to meet government targets.

He says BMW were under government pressure to do so, though what that pressure is I cannot tell.

And all of this highlights the immense problems facing our car industry as the 2030 deadline nears. They are being forced to invest billions in setting up new assembly lines and engine plants to cater for the new models, whilst at the same time running down conventional car operations. On top of that, they may find that they cannot sell all of the EVs they are producing; or alternatively if they cut back on EV output, they risk losing market share.

January 14, 2023 - Posted by | Economics, Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity |

3 Comments »

  1. Ooooh! But what about climate change? Aren’t we all going to die within a few years? It seems that the world has elected “idiots” to lead us, who are more concerned about grabbing a piece of the imagined pie, than to responsibly serve their citizens. But the biggest idiots, of course, are those who cast the ballots, the same ones that are running around with double masks to this day, having already been vaxxed and multi-boosted.

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    Comment by Peter | January 14, 2023 | Reply

    • I guess that it is all about creating chaos. The earth will probably cool down in the next 30 years and the population will have shrunk but they are still wasting resources.

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      Comment by Balthasar Gerards | January 15, 2023 | Reply

      • Indeed, plus the remaining world will have lost its freedom and live a mere existence of someone else’s making and control. What kind of life will that be if, according to Harari, the human mind will be have been electronically hacked and manipulated?

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        Comment by Peter | January 15, 2023 | Reply


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