Left Wing Local Council Hits EV Owners with Extra Charges to Park Outside Their Homes

Left-wing local councils are imposing huge parking fees on electric vehicles (EVs) in the name of environmental protection.

In central London’s Westminster, electric car owners will for the first time pay for parking outside their homes, but the charge will be imposed as part of a wider ‘climate change’ initiative. package Number of fraudsters brought in by works councils.

Sun report Local residents will find that general parking discounts will be abolished from April in order to achieve net zero.

Local Conservative MP Nicky Aiken told the magazine: “It makes a mockery of[Westminster’s]claims that they want to tackle climate change and support small businesses with electric vans.”

But Westminster City Councilor Paul Dimoldenburg said he was keeping fees “fair, proportionate and as low as possible”.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also joined the fray. saying He said the council should think again, accusing it of “punishing hard-working people” and asking it to reconsider its “harmful proposals”.

He spoke in the House of Commons after local Conservative MP Nicky Aiken raised the issue during Prime Minister’s Questions.

An electric car battery is charged at a roadside charging station in central London, England, on January 9, 2024. The number of new car registrations in the UK rose by 18% in 2023, but the proportion of new cars sold that were electric was flat, according to a report by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Trade Association. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

According to GB News, Conservative MP for the area Ed Pitt-Ford condemned the move, saying local drivers and businesses would be hit with costs. report.

A Pimlico North ward councilor said: “Council is proposing a major tax increase for electric vehicle drivers, increasing EV parking charges by up to 1,800 per cent.”

“Particularly hard hit will be tradesmen and small businesses who took the right action by switching to EVs, who will see their prices rise by up to £35 a day.

“It’s bad for business, it’s bad for climate change, it’s bad for residents.”

Similarly, Nicky Aiken, the Conservative MP for Westminster, said it was “unbelievable” that the Labor-run council wanted to increase parking prices for cleaner vehicles.

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