Exclusive: lobby wants £1.5bn scheme to jump-start sector despite clean fuel pledges
The UK automotive industry has been in confidential talks with the government over a possible £1.5bn scrappage scheme or “market stimulus package” that it insists should encourage the purchase of diesel and petrol cars on an equal footing with cleaner vehicles.
The plans under consideration by industry and government would take £2,500 off the price of a car and put a further 600,000 new vehicles on the road.
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