Possibly no new petrol/diesel cars and vans being sold from 2032


#1

Being brought forward from 2040.
While it mentions it needs to include motorcycles it’s a bit vague as to whether this will happen as electric bikes are at an earlier R&D stage than cars and vans.

Government paper called Road to Zero


#2

The income from fuel tax plus vat amounts to 29 billion per annum.where will the government replace this from if we all go eelectric


#3

They’ll start taxing electricity.


#4

Still doesn’t really solve the charging issue, unless every bike bay is fitted with chargers.


#5

There is a plan for use lamposts as charging stations. However the problem is there is a dozen or so different charging systems in use, with different power/voltage/current/physical connectors.

Until a universe standard is mandated this won’t change.


#6

And we haven’t even got that with phones or power tools yet.


#7

I read somewhere over the weekend that the charging points aren’t giving the Wattage they are meant to be, so you’re getting less charge for your money.


#8

i doubt very much the wiring from lamposts can handle the extra drain of an eletric charger
its just another idea someone come up with to answer a question with the creater & the asker both not understanding the real world


#9

There are already lampost charging points, no doubt it requires a lot more than just wiring in a socket to existing lampposts but then presumably the whole electricity network is going to need upgrading if all cars go electric?

I guess bikes will have to go electric around the same time as cars because petrol will start to be a niche market not long after they stop making petrol cars.


#10

Unlikely as there will be still millions of vehicles running on petrol and diesel for a very long time to come.