By Tim Smith
Speaking to the Conservative Party’s megaphone, The Daily Telegraph, Nick Clegg announced to middle England that electric cars are here to stay, Ok?
Venturing out to the Ace Cafe, somewhat holy ground for men of a certain age who ride/rode motorbikes, Nick Clegg stated that the current £5000 government subsidy on Electric cars is here to stay, saying ‘There is no date in the diary’ for an end to the strategy.
He went on to add that the government (that is, the tax payer) will invest ‘£9 million’. I can’t help but read that in Del-boy’s voice.
It’s an interesting position to be in, this. You see, also in the piece, Suzanne Gray, Head of BMW ‘i’ in the UK (I think that means she’s head of PR for ‘i’, although, as always, I’m willing to be wrong) states that ‘if you stopped subsidies at the end of 2015, then the market will suddenly dry up’.
In other words, even the best, the champions for this new electric age, know the hoi palloi aren’t ready to accept electric cars.
I guess that would mean they would have to be ready to accept that climate change is happening, and that Homo-sapien are the cause. That doesn’t seem to be the case.
It is interesting to note, though, that Prof Michael Marmot said on the Today programme, erm, today, regarding Cancer prevention that ‘We know it’s close to useless to lecture people about living healthily’.