“I'll worry about it in 20 years” – Readers comment on Boris Johnson’s agenda to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2035

Readers agree that the price of cleaner vehicles should come down but challenge whether technology and infrastructure is ready for the demand.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:51 pm
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 4:21 pm
“I'll worry about it in 20 years” – Readers comment on Boris Johnson’s agenda to ban new petrol and diesel by 2035 Picture: Pixabay

Boris Johnson has said a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will be brought forward to 2035.

We asked in our Facebook poll: “Do you think the cost of cleaner vehicles needs to come down to encourage drivers to make the switch?”

More than 600 readers took part in the online vote, with 84% saying ‘yes’ the cost cleaner vehicles needs to be reduced to encourage more drivers to use them.

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Tom Williams said: “Love to know how it is gonna work for people who can not get their cars near their house to charge them, how they gonna get all the charging stations going and is the grid gonna go into meltdown?”

Andrew William Watling said: “People can’t afford to change their cars, if they want people to change to electric the government will need to help people out with the cost.”

Marky Hewitt said: “Might be a queue at the one working charging point in town.”

Michael Nicholson said: “Technology and the infrastructure just isn't there yet.”

Karl Schut said: “It's still 15 years away and even then most people don't buy a new car very often.

“The infrastructure will be much better, batteries will be better and cheaper, there'll be more choice of cars.“I'll worry about it in 20 years.”