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Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

Tom 38 Silver badge

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If the government wanted to wean people off petrol, they should put a yearly massively above inflation raise on the price of petrol*. Pretty soon, anyone who drives just short distances would have an EV, anyone who occasionally drives long distances would have a PHEV, anyone who regularly drives long distances would re-evaluate why they do this and long distance haulage companies would go bust to be replaced by electric trains.

Calm down Jimmy2Cows, this will never happen, it would destroy our international productivity.

* Although you could easily argue that the price of fossil fuels is set incorrectly, as it mainly only incorporates the cost of extraction, processing and delivery, and none of the cleanup costs.

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