I expect, like quite a few reading this, I have always parked the electric car revolution as something that’s going to happen in the future. Yes, there will always be the brave Teslas of this world but in my mind, the widespread proliferation of such machines is something for tomorrow. And as Chief Vitalstatistix was fond of comforting himself when overwhelmed by his fear of the sky falling on his head tomorrow, tomorrow never comes.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: The stars of Geneva were electric... and diesel?
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.