Just today, two energy suppliers – Green and Avro – have ceased trading following a surge in wholesale gas and electricity prices that is impacting the industry heavily. The All-Party Parliamentary Group, Fair Fuel for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers have criticised the Government over the energy crisis.
“The Government simply must revise its incomprehensible obsession with ineffective ways to power transport – and the country as a whole – and revisit the energy agenda of the United Kingdom.”
The Conservative MP for South Thanet took aim at the electric vehicle industry for not being as environmentally friendly as has been advertised.
He continued, saying: “Having promised to end all coal powered energy generation by October 1, 2024, we’re heading for a collision course between supply and demand.
“Ironically, the biggest additional burden on the grid is the electric transport sector.
He claimed: “The majority of UK drivers, already stomaching the highest motoring taxes in the world, are mystified by the Government’s road transport and energy policies that will certainly cost them votes.
“Even more so, now that so many political eco chickens have come home to roost.
“With home charging of EVs to be restricted to stop the national grid crashing and now energy prices skyrocketing uncontrollably, who will pay?
“Not the metropolitan well-off clueless elite, no, it will be low-income families, small businesses, being hit by needless rising inflation, increased taxes, lost jobs, and that cliff edge un-consulted costly 2030 new vehicle sales ban.
“It’s all beggars belief!” he said.