It has recently been announced that only electrified cars will be sold in the UK from 2040. While this doesn’t mean the death of the internal combustion engine, as hybrids are exempt from this, it does beg a few questions. One does have to wonder where all the electricity for these cars is going to come from, given that brown outs are being predicted as it is. Furthermore, the infrastructure of charging points, especially for people who park on the street, is going to take some serious thinking about. And lastly, the types of batteries used in cars are far from the most environmentally friendly things to make or recycle just now, so some radical rethinking is required for this grand policy pronouncement not to backfire badly.