Madeline Grant writes for The Telegraph
‘Steam engines may have had their day, yet UK policy-makers remain trainspotting anoraks of the highest order, their political and financial energies fixated on Britain’s railways. Rail accounts for less than 7 per cent of total passenger miles, but receives more funding than national and local roads put together. This myopic focus on rail ignores reality. Electric car technology is maturing rapidly, with burgeoning sales worldwide. The four millionth vehicle was reportedly sold earlier this month. This may not sound much, but it represents dramatic recent uptake. The first million vehicles were sold over five years, the last million in just six months. This week, a new study forecasts UK vehicle numbers to grow by over 50 per cent by 2050.’
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