Invest in UK industry to drive switch to electric cars, says Labour

Party also says sector needs Covid crisis support similar to that in France and Germany

The Labour party has called for the government to invest billions of pounds in the UK car industry to help it recover from the coronavirus pandemic and to push forward the transition towards electric cars.

The stimulus for motor manufacturers envisaged by Labour would be on a similar scale to the support given by Germany and France, which last year earmarked €5bn (£4.4bn) and €8bn, respectively, for their carmakers.

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