Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

Our transport is heavily oil-based. What are the alternatives?

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News reports state that new registrations of petrol and diesel cars could be banned in 2032, three years earlier than the recently proposed 2035 date.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51474769
"Installers and owners of emergency diesels must assume that they will have to run for a week or more"
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adam2 wrote:News reports state that new registrations of petrol and diesel cars could be banned in 2032, three years earlier than the recently proposed 2035 date.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51474769
That presumes a great deal of success for Tesla and competitors over the next decade. Entirely possible but not forgone.
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Post by cubes »

I'm surprised sales of plug-in hybrids are to be banned at the same time. I can understand it, say, 5 years later (although a minimum range, say 75 miles, would be a good requirement too). Might make some peoples transition to fully-electric a bit easier.
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I would think high registration fees and fuel taxes would be sufficient without outright bans.
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