The City of London is to scrap free parking for electric vehicles after the scheme reportedly became 'too successful'.
Electric-vehicle maker NICE says City’s Department of Environmental Services has scrapped the exemption as it encourages more use of EVs.
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We think the City’s decision has nothing to do with improving the environment and everything to do with short-term financial gain," said NICE co-founder Julian Wilford.
Other authorities in London such as Westminster Council have introduced new on-street recharging sockets for electric cars called juice points.
"Car makers are moving mountains to bring electric models to market, but we have cars on sale now," added Wilford.
"Removing this incentive creates uncertainty at a time when consumers need clear, long-term signals on the benefits of clean, electric motoring. The City’s approach is the worst kind of green wash."
NICE sells the Mega City electric vehicle, and the end of the exemption will be a blow to its plans to push sales of EVs in the capital.