“Government assistance is certainly helping to stimulate interest in EVs, with the grants applicable to both cars and vans.”
Alphabet’s Jon Burdekin wants certainty over the future of EV incentives in the UK. But he also knows that those alone pay only half the bill – charging infrastructure will have to be developed further, in order for more private and corporate buyers to consider going electric.
“These cars are going to go quicker in a few races than the old ones. We are going to get used to the sounds and I promise you next year we will not remember any difference in F1.”
Toto Wolff, Executive Director of Mercedes AMG Petronas, is convinced that fans and drivers will get used to the sound of the new hybrid Formula One cars, which made some people compare it to “vacuum cleaners” or “sewing machines on wheels.”