“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 Johnson’s plan saying it only moves the problem elsewhere.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 2:33 am
“Where will all the electricity come from?” – Readers comment on Boris Johnson’s agenda to ban new petrol and diesel by 2035 Picture: Pixabay

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 1,200 readers took part in the online vote, with 93% saying ‘yes’ the cost cleaner vehicles needs to be reduced to encourage more drivers to use them.

This is what you had to say:

Brian Anderson said: “Cripple the car industry and oil industry, and no infrastructure for charging cars except at home, one or two in shopping centre car parks is not good enough.”

Colin Sanderson said: “But if everyone gets electric cars imagine all them cars on charge where does all the electricity come from are there going to be more power stations which only moves the problem somewhere else.”

Philip Walter said: “Electric cars in many rural areas are just not an option, with the limited range on them, reaching some of the major towns and cities becomes a logistical problem.

“There has to be a way to generate the energy to recharge the battery as you are driving along.”

Bill Cookson said: “Where are they going to get the power from to charge them. Our grid can barely cope with the demand by electric cars at the moment.”