Britain’s self-made fuel crisis
Because an estimated 100,000 truck drivers have gone back to where they came from because of Brexit, petrol is becoming increasingly scarce at British petrol stations. Panic buying has been going on for days. Now apparently soldiers are to help deliver the fuel.
Choose your staff wisely
Boris Johnson’s appointed climate spokesperson Allegra Stratton just went on record saying, “diesel car suits me better than electric”, first citing range anxiety and then her mood. “I just don’t fancy it just yet,” she said of making the transition.
UK gov’ pledges £3Bn in full bus market “shake-up”
The British government today issued a major new bus strategy with a framework for “enhanced local partnerships” and a pledge to invest £3Bn (about €3.5Bn). The three-billion-pound package includes investments in 4,000 greener buses powered by electricity and hydrogen.
UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.
UK scrappage scheme and Tesla Giga Bristol rumoured
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a premium of up to £6,000 for the exchange of a diesel or petrol car for an electric vehicle with an official announcement expected on 6 July. There are also rumours that Tesla might plan a Gigafactory on the Isles.