Elec­tric night­mares

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I KEEP HAV­ING THE SAME NIGHT­MARE… I CAN’T recharge my all-elec­tric Porsche 911 due to the ra­tioning – the new se­ries of power sta­tions haven’t come on­line yet as plan­ning ap­peals pre­vented them be­ing started in 2025. In­stead I can only charge my car ev­ery other night.

Petrol is no longer avail­able due to the fall in de­mand, so the only op­tion is to use my old es­tate as this takes diesel – at £25 per litre be­cause it is shared with trac­tors and trains. I will also have to cy­cle the last three miles to work due to the emis­sions ex­clu­sion zone around Chel­tenham.

On the plus side, my new gar­den sculp­ture ar­rives at the week­end – a Fer­rari 250 GTO, a bar­gain at £50k be­cause the clas­sic car mar­ket has hit rock bot­tom. Who wants cars that can’t be driven or raced any more? If I can be both­ered I could also watch the lat­est round of For­mula 1 – sorry, I mean For­mula E. I keep for­get­ting F1 stopped last year as it is il­le­gal to buy new hy­brid en­gines and the classlead­ing Honda mo­tors have dried up on the sec­ond-hand mar­ket.

Hang on a minute… This isn’t a night­mare. It’s 2045! Si­mon Hurl­batt

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