“Where will all the electricity come from?” – Readers comment on Boris Johnson’s agenda to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2035
Readers agree that the price of cleaner vehicles should come down but challenge the practicality of electric cars saying they’re ‘not sustainable’.
Boris Johnson has said a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will be brought forward to 2035.
We asked in our Facebook poll: “Do you think the cost of cleaner vehicles needs to come down to encourage drivers to make the switch?”
More than 2,000 readers took part in the online vote, with 87% saying ‘yes’ the cost cleaner vehicles needs to be reduced to encourage more drivers to use them.
This is what you had to say:
Mark Bowley said: “I'd like to think the infrastructure would be in place for the demand when this happens but for some reason I'm struggling to believe it will be!”
Kevin Stead said: “To meet the increased demand for electricity to charge these cars, something like 49 new power stations required. Who will pay for them?There is a plan though for self charging vehicles which require a small petrol engine to charge the battery.”
Andy Halliday said: “Not enough charge point never mind the range of the vehicle and how much damage to the planet is mining for lithium doing?”
Neil Heskett said: “How will this effect emergency vehicles?”
Vivienne Young said: “Think there are other things that put people off, not just the cost. What will happen when the government realises the are not sustainable. Where will all the electricity come from?”