RISHI Sunak must “let his inner Jaguar roar” to help drivers — and triumph in the next election, Jacob Rees-Mogg warns today.
Former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg writes in The Sun today that a historic fifth term for the Tories relies on the support of Britain’s 34million cash-strapped motorists[/caption]
The Sun’s Give Us A Brake Campaign aims to slow down the Government’s ruinous race to net zero[/caption]
Backing our Give Us A Brake crusade, he writes “The Sun’s campaign to help the motorist with five clear promises is a way for the Conservatives to win the next election.”
“It’s a real opportunity for Rishi Sunak to be on the people’s side. He should let his inner Jaguar roar for the motorist.” His call comes as under-fire Energy Secretary Grant Shapps admitted that upgrading the National Grid for millions more electric vehicles was a tall order.
He told Times Radio: “Switching the entire economy to electric and making sure that we’re providing enough power to do, that is a big challenge.
“There’s a multi- billion-pound programme to install more electric chargers. So you see in every single service station, for example, now already has electric chargers. The other question is making them faster, faster and faster.”
He is facing pressure to delay the 2030 ban on new carbon-emitting motors and hinted there could be a climbdown on the proposed target for car manufacturers to make more than a fifth of their output electric by next year.
He said: “The idea from next year is a mandate which requires a certain proportion. The Government hasn’t actually said what that proportion will be yet.” It came after Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch said she favoured easing the target.