This is quite depressing, but not a surprise. As much as our government spout their belief in the UK being a leader in eMobility, as ever there is no joined up thinking. If they really cared about pollution, carbon emissions and eMobility they would invest in better public transport, better cycle lanes and schemes, and make walking easier in urban areas. I see nothing of this sort, and indeed we have a train network which is already a laughing stock, disintegrating further. I'm fortunate to travel to many European cities, trains and trams are cheap, clean and on time (mostly). If we don't resolve these issues, then it will be hard to shake the car habit, to the detriment of us all.
UK drivers’ dependency on the car has jumped in the last year with a third (33 per cent) of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – saying they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier, according to research for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring. It compares to just 27 per cent in 2017 and almost a quarter blame it on a deterioration in public transport services.