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Petrol and diesel drivers have reacted with anger at suggestions electric vehicles (EVs) are the way forward for everyone, pointing out a raft of issues with the Government’s plan to ban the sale of all fossil fuel cars by 2030.
After Express.co.uk reported on a new poll in which 90 percent of EV owners would never go back to petrol and diesel, commenters replied in their hundreds to point out problems with battery powered cars.
They ranged from the time it takes to charge up a car on the motorway to the rising costs of electricity.
Some wondered what might happen if the country were to be hit with power cuts.
While others pointed out that more than half of electricity production is currently powered by gas.
Reader ‘Barbie Queue’ wrote: “I have no interest in buying an EV car and never will, good luck with their electricity bills especially on a 4 car family.”
That was echoed by ‘Brian at home’ who added: “I won’t be buying an electric car as they don’t do 700 miles as I do driving from the UK to the South of France.
“It takes far too long to charge the thing, not the 5 minutes it takes to fill the car with diesel.”
And ‘CHiPs’ pointed out: “I bought a diesel costing £10k. My mate bought an EV costing £25k. With the difference of £15k It’s like running my car for nothing for the next 10 years bashed of driving an annual mileage of 10,000 miles.”
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Elsewhere, readers outlined potential issues with the resale of EVs further down the line.
‘Willy Eckerslike’ wrote: “What nobody mentions is the second hand market. Most people, as I am, are into second hand cars. From maybe 2 to 7 years old.
“What will happen to the second hand value of a 7 year old EV unit when the buyer realises that they will have to spend over 10K to replace the batteries in up to 3 years?
“The second hand prices will nosedive.”
Others talked about the common issues EVs face in winter months.
‘Aidmorg’ said: “…wait until the very cold weather starts and the mileage on electric cars goes down when they have to put there (sic) heaters on, or choose to freeze or cut your mileage down on a long trip.”
‘Fidget’ concurred, writing: “Agreed. I have often wondered what will happen when the queue of EV’s run out of power in a motorway blockage caused by bad weather or accidents.”
And there was concern about the Government’s relentless push toward outlawing petrol and diesel cars.
A strong line came from reader ‘Supertrump’ who took issue with Downing Street’s leadership, claiming: “The best thing that could happen to this country is the end of this Green Gig.
“We cannot afford it and we are not struggling with Green issues either. Time to end this lie.”
Meanwhile ‘Trever Ammanford’ added: “The Government makes £27/28 billion from road tax (vehicle excise duty for the pedantic) from petrol/diesel car owners.
“The Government makes £0 from road tax from EV car owners.
“How long do EV car owners think this is going to last???”
EVs did find some support however, with ‘Foxxx’ saying “I’ve sworn never to buy a car again unless it’s an EV.”
‘Mudguru’ replied: “Enjoy the walk.”
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