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Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Then come back and help solve these problems about power and suchlike.

The right way to solve them is by choosing the right technology, not pressing ahead with the wrong one. We have an excellent existing infrastructure for distributing liquid fuel, and which could be used with alcohol or similar. That could be made from renewable sources + waste, and is easily taxed for road use (unlike electricity). That's what governments should be spending their R&D money on. Plug-in rechargeable is a niche market for 2nd or 3rd cars, and will remain so, at least until it's taxed the same as other fuels when it will vanish (again) due to the impracticalities.

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