No more new diesel or petrol cars from 2040 onwards

So what will folks in trade use to tow trailers ,,not much thought gone into the idea
Electric

Electric motors are fantastic, FULL torque from zero RPM, they would make great tow vehicles once batteries / supply / recharge points are sorted out - which you'd hope they would be in 23 yrs time
No maintenance, very few moving parts or gearboxes
I am a bit of a petrol head & love my motorbikes & big diesels - but I'm genuinely excited about the possibilities that electric brings
Modern diesel / electric trains are basically a diesel generator powering electric motors that propel the train - electric motors have tremendous towing ability . . .
The REALLY BIG dump trucks in earthmoving / mining work on the same principle, so just imagine batteries instead of generator
 

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Will the UK have the capacity to generate sufficient electricity to support this? I doubt Hinckley C will be operational by then and new sites certainly wont be.
Might have to buy a diesel generator to charge the car because the one step thinkers dreaming up Government policy havent thought about where the juice will come from!
I bought a 3 year old Hilux 18 months ago with 10K on the clock and I am lookng to get 300K out of it so at the annual rate I travel I wont be buyng another one provded I can still get deisel.
 
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Fromebridge

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West Glos
If this goes ahead (and there will be several changes of Government between now and then) you can imagine other discouraging measures in the run-up, like jacked-up fuel prices. That said, fuel car sales will plummet well ahead of 2040 anyway as people anticipate the change.
 
Will the UK have the capacity to generate sufficient electricity to support this? I doubt Hinckley C will be operational by then and new sites certainly wont be.
Might have to buy a diesel generator to charge the car because the one step thinkers dreaming up Government policy havent thought about where the juice will come from!
I see a huge uptake of renewables in the future, they are actually cheaper & quicker to build than conventional power generation. Big leaps forward in storage solutions also. 23 yrs - it was only 10 yrs or so that the first iPhone was realised - look at how that had progressed & changed our way of doing practically everything.
UK has massive resources of wind & tidal energy available
 

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