Just five years ago, if you wanted to buy a car that was doing credible things to be more planet-friendly and less carbon-friendly, you had a choice of a few expensive electric models, or something with a random passenger foot mat that was “20 per cent recycled fishing net”. It was embarrassing to hear car brands crow about such a minor achievement, and highlighted just how far manufacturers really had to go to be within touching distance of a carbon-neutral future.
EVs need to offer more than just cheaper running costs
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