The ordinary, hard working tax paying British motorist is being rapidly DeMotorized. Their automotive options are being reduced and restricted by the day.
2020 has seen the attack on the motorist intensify whether it is increased parking restrictions or the reduction of road space. This is being driven, by local authorities and is happening at a furious, some might say ludicrous rate.
It is now the turn of the Government to please all the right people and in particular the Electric Vehicle Association England, which seems to have come out of nowhere, and welcomes the Government’s commitment to end sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030
It is all OK though because EVA England’s survey of drivers in July 2020 “shows widespread support for the policy”.
Just in case you didn’t realise this fairly momentous decision has been brought forward by a decade already. It is apparently part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. It is all tied in with net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and combating climate change. We won’t get bogged down in any of the worthy reasons, but oh look, China have just built another coal fired power station in the last ten minutes.
The simple fact is that if electric cars were so brilliant, everyone would go out and buy them. Instead they are subsidised by everyone else who can’t afford them.
Why do drivers need to be denied the choice? If switching to an electric car is sensible and better for everyone, then surely drivers are intelligent enough to make that decision.
The trouble is that we haven’t got ten years before all this happens. For all we know it could be brought forward another decade or even implemented retrospectively at this rate. After that we don’t then have however long our petrol and diesel engined cars will last. It does not matter if you are a good mechanic, brace yourself for even more restrictive legislation. After the new car ban the used one isn’t far behind. Classic car owners will be required to apply for a licence to drive their MGB for an hour on the weekend when there is an R in the month.
The Government are coming for every vehicle that doesn’t need a AA battery and it will be sooner rather than later.
We have a Government that is out of control, hates its people and in particular the drivers who pay for pretty much everything.
You can write to your useless MP, but it won’t make a difference as they have all signed up for this nonsense having convinced themselves that an electric car is zero emissions. They also spout the meaningless Net Zero mantra without understanding the implications while China just laugh at our weakness as they sell us more rare earth materials.
This Government need to be voted out, or just overthrown.
There is more of us than them.
Who’s with me?
Meanwhile, buy my book DeMotorized published in January 2020.