I’m talking about our Energy Secretary here.
The proposed motorway speed limit increase to 80mph should only apply to electric vehicles, according to energy secretary Chris Huhne.
He certainly hasn’t done any research has he? To find the info below took me five minutes
Speed and Performance - electric cars can cover the full range of speed performance, from neighborhood electric vehicles that only get up to 25 mph to high perfomance cars like the Tesla Roadster which can reach 85-90 mph. However, the average electric car available in the UK will comfortably reach 50-55 mph. This is lower than even a small 1.1L petrol car although arguably in the city this more than adequate for the top speeds you will be legally allowed to do.
The cheapest Tesla you can buy is expected to sell for £40,000. And that would include the electric car grant.
So we’re not going to see many cars doing 80 mph on the motorways. And the ones that do will most likely be parked on the hard shoulder with flat batteries, due to the fact that charging points are few and far between.
Nice one, Mr Huhne. Now go to the back of the class.