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DfT forecasts electric car mileage

Electric cars will account for 1% of all car miles travelled in the UK by 2020 and 5% by 2030, according to forecasts prepared by the DfT.

The forecasts are contained in revised transport appraisal guidance released last week.

Their publication came as Oxfordshire County Council said electric vehicles will have to be intensively used if they are to deliver CO2 emission benefits.

“It is not until an electric vehicle has been driven around 50,000 miles that a carbon benefit is gained...

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