Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Manchester to lead Electric Car revolution?

It looks like Manchester is going to again be at the forefront of environmental techonology in the UK. £7m plans are in place to built a network of 300 charging points for electric vehicles, allowing them to be topped up with a 100 mile range from a single charge.

Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond seemed very pleased as he declared that we can now all have "all the convenience of the car, without the carbon". Now call me sceptical but I'm pretty sure that the electricity to drive these vehicles has to be produced from somewhere and until the network of nuclear stations the government has proposed is in place, we're still going to be putting this extra power demand through coal-fired power stations. (Source: MEN)

Cutting edge? Yes. Carbon free? Not yet.

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