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Electric car revolution will be another transport disaster

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton
05 February 2010
Owners of electric vehicles will be in for a nasty shock when they discover that the manufacturers claims do not match reality, says Paul Withrington
Owners of electric vehicles will be in for a nasty shock when they discover that the manufacturers claims do not match reality, says Paul Withrington
 

The Radio 4 programme The Derailing of Transport 2010  was as shallow as the White Paper and Ten-Year Plan it referred to. The Government’s notion was that road congestion could be largely eliminated by increasing rail use by 50% and bus use by 10%. However, the advisors appear not to have noticed that rail accounted for less than 2% of passenger journeys and 6% of passenger miles and that bus accounted for only 10% of passenger miles. Hence the hoped-for increases could, at best,...

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Head of Strategic Planning & Policy
Kent County Council
Maidstone, Kent
£63,563 to £72,265
Head of Strategic Planning & Policy
Kent County Council
Maidstone, Kent
£63,563 to £72,265
Head of Strategic Planning & Policy
Kent County Council
Maidstone, Kent
£63,563 to £72,265
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