‘The biggest long-term problem for the UK EV industry is Brexit, not coronavirus’

That’s the suggestion from Dr Ashley Fly, Lecturer in Vehicle Electrification of Loughborough University, who spoke to future Net Zero about the potential challenges faced by low carbon transport

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The biggest long-term problem for the UK's electric vehicle (EV) industry is Brexit, not coronavirus.

That's the suggestion from Dr Ashley Fly, Lecturer in Vehicle Electrification at the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering of Loughborough University, who spoke to future Net Zero about the potential threat the coronavirus could pose to the future of the low carbon transport in the UK.

He said: "Coronavirus could have a little impact on the EV market for the next one and a half to two years. However, in the long term, Brexit itself could have a huge influence on the automotive industry. Some large manufacturers are looking for production facilities in Europe. It's difficult for them to invest in the UK if they do not know about the security of supply chains in the future."

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