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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Electric Cars

The Economist has an interesting, albeit American based, discussion on whether electric cars are really good for climate change.  At present, Brent assumes that they are and takes modest steps to promote them by requiring charging points in new planning applications or through our emission based permits.  The Economist argues (a) that it will be a long time before they become economically viable (b) that their environmental benefits are dependent on the energy mix of the grid and the time at which the vehicles are charged.

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