Top 10: Big news stories of 2018

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Plug-in hybrid car grant axed

Hopes of getting a cut-price plug-in hybrid were dashed in 2018 after the Department for Transport brought forward its end date for the Government grant of up to £2500. From now on, only plug-in cars that can cover 70 miles on electricity will qualify for the grant, effectively ending the Government-funded discount for all plug-in hybrids currently on sale in the UK.

Pure electric cars also get less public money, with the grant slashed from £4500 to £3500. The move was labelled as “a big step backwards” by the RAC and a major blow to anyone hoping to go green with their next car choice.

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