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SEP 05th 2023
Erin Baker

Erin Baker

The truth about EV batteries

Thanks to Sadiq Khan’s expansion of the ULEZ to cover all 32 London boroughs – and the abolition of means-testing for the £2,000 scrappage grant for residents with non-compliant cars – I’ve been doing the rounds of BBC radio listener phone-ins this week and last. Queue much outrage about how much it’s going to inconvenience and cost those living in the expanded zone, or, worse, those living in a county which borders the zone. So their car is fine right up until they drive into the next street, where it’s not and no, there aren’t signs because most of the counties are refusing to put them up, in a display of protest against the expansion. 


Erin Baker

A former Motoring Editor at the Telegraph, Erin Baker combines a bike licence and race licence with a love of high-speed cars and penchant for embarrassingly low-speed crashes. Now she has two sons, she’s largely put her leathers to one side, preferring the cut and thrust of automotive industry debates and wondering which cars have Isofix…

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