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Petrol versus electric: A battle of hearts and minds

RingGo’s Peter O’Driscoll looks at how different types of drivers are engaging with the switch to electric vehicles

Peter O'Driscoll
17 January 2022


From the first Grand Prix at Brooklands to the wildly successful show Top Gear, the UK has been in love with cars for over a hundred years. They seduce us, with sleek designs, purring engines and plush interiors, and Brits have fallen hook, line and sinker. The roar of a petrol engine when we push the accelerator, as the pistons and cylinders fire away, is a compelling thing. And the pantheon of classic cars we idolise reflects our lust for petrol – some of these are instantly...

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