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AA calls for electric pioneers

The AA today called for pioneers to lead the switch from diesel and petrol cars to electric vehicles.

Addressing Durham County Council, AA president Edmund King argued that there is a role for electric vehicles, but that local authorities are essential to help progress with:

  • The need for pioneers
  • The need for early adopters – fleets – local authorities
  • The need for incentives – national and local i.e. free parking
  • The need for infrastructure – charge points
  • The need for planners with vision
  • The need to overcome range anxiety
  • The need to address cost of batteries, safety issues
  • The need for quick charge (five minutes to fill up petrol v five-hour EV charge)
  • The need a change of attitudes towards vehicle ownership.

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