I don’t think we were expecting the recent news from the Government concerning our future travelling arrangements. If you’ve not heard, it was announced that by 2040 motorists will no longer be able to buy new diesel- or petrol-powered cars and vans – only electric vehicles, hybrids or plug-in hybrids. We’ll still be able to run our old fossil-fuelled engines, but it’s uncertain if we’ll be able to afford the fuel or road tax, or even be allowed to drive into cities.
What will happen to petrol and diesel secondhand prices come 2030? Will diesel still be available? Is moving to electric only just diverting the pollution in a different direction? Lots to get our head around.
Electric does have a future, of course. Some manufacturers are producing 300+ mile range vehicles now, so what the range will be in 23 years is anyone’s guess.
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