Reply to post: Re: What about the downsides?

London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

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Re: What about the downsides?

The "carbon emissions" are moved, not saved and may even increase due to grid losses, charging losses and battery losses. UNLESS you have most electricity sourced from non-fossil sources. Electric cars in UK really need Nuclear or hybrid Nuclear /Fusion power.

Autonomous electric cars might increase on road congestion if they are single person carrying "taxis" as the journey distance can be nearly doubled, worst case.

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