Irma’s shock­ing truth about elec­tric ve­hi­cles

Scottish Daily Mail - - Weekender -

FIRST thing to go when big storms hit is power. As Hur­ri­cane Irma did her worst, an es­ti­mated five mil­lion Florid­i­ans were with­out elec­tric­ity. In the Caribbean, it may be months be­fore some peo­ple are re­con­nected to the grid. Now imag­ine if the emer­gency ser­vices were re­liant on elec­tric ve­hi­cles. You could lie in the sod­den, shat­tered rem­nants of your home for weeks com­forted only by the knowl­edge that the lo­cal fire department’s car­bon foot­print is re­ally low and that, as soon as all the power lines are re-erected, they can fi­nally get charged up and out to help…

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