Reply to post: Re: "Electric vehicles are the obvious solution to that particular problem"

Electric driverless cars could make petrol and diesel motors 'socially unacceptable'

JamesPond

Re: "Electric vehicles are the obvious solution to that particular problem"

@Commswonk

"Flaw in argument: if the demand goes up much night time electricity will cease to be cheap."

- My electricity is the same price night or day, but the principle is sound in that fossil fuels are taxed at 20% VAT, household electric is 4% VAT, so there is going to be a big hole in the Government's finances.

"Second flaw in argument: where is the space where all these night - time charging stations can be installed?"

- Kerbside, or under the road via induction, or car parks that are mostly empty at night. If the cars are autonomous they can drive themselves to a car park, but presumably someone would have to be there to do the plugging in (at least 1 job created) unless the industry pushes induction charging.

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