Update Feb 2020. A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans. It’s been a slow start for the small electric city car. I wrote the following piece in 2011, in that optimistic pre-Olympics age. In… Continue reading
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Could 2011 be the year the electric car takes off?
Could 2011 be the year the electric car (EV) takes off? UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond believes it might. His optimistic words came as the government announced the full list of cars, each one with CO2 emissions less than 75 g/km (grams per kilometre) that attract a grant of up to £5000 when you buy… Continue reading →