- alongside /uh-LAWNG-SAHYD/
- conversion /kuhn-VUR-zhuhn/
- subsidy /SUHB-si-dee/
- diesel /DEE-zuhl/
- scrappage /SKRA-puhj/
[preposition] – next to, or together with
The new pill will be used alongside vaccines.
[noun] – the process of converting something from one thing to another
The conversion of the sun’s energy into heat and electricity is known as solar power.
[noun] – money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
Subsidies to farmers will be phased off by the government.
[noun] – a type of heavy oil used as fuel
This car runs on diesel.
[noun] – the act of offering people money if they get rid of an old car or piece of equipment and buy a new one
Scrappage grants are being offered by the government in order to minimize the amount of obsolete vehicles on the road.
The company, which operates out of a garage beneath a railway viaduct in Vauxhall, replaces combustion engines in historic automobiles with electric motors and batteries that would otherwise be discarded. These parts are generally taken from EVs that have been written off by insurance companies but still have working motors and batteries, such as Teslas and Nissan Leafs. Currently, the firm charges roughly £20,000 for each conversion, which is not inexpensive. However, the business claims that it intends to reduce the price to £5,000 to make it more accessible to a wider range of people.
While the UK government presently provides a £2,500 subsidy for the purchase of a new electric vehicle, Mr. Quitter believes that incentives for conversions should be considered as well. “Wasting millions of old petrol and diesel automobiles on our roads is a disgrace, and the governments’ EV discounts encourage scrappage,” he argues.
- Have you already ridden a vintage car? Please tell me about it.
- How long does it take to charge an EV? Do you think it is costly?
- If you had the money, would you like to have a classic car? Why?
- Do you agree with the idea that conversion incentives should also be considered by the government of the UK?
- What can you say about Matthew Quitter? Please explain your answer further.