I find it hard to believe that we can all change to electric by 2040 which is the date that the UK government says it is 'committed' to banning the sale of petrol and diesel-engined vehicles. Do they mean to stop sales of hybrids as well? I was talking to a 330e hybrid owner as he recharged at Lidl the other day and he told me he gets only 12 miles if using only the electric motor, and he gets around 48mpg when on a long motorway journey with the petrol engine charging the batteries / supplementing the electric motor. That's a long way short of the 134mpg that BMW quote in their promotional advertising. I might just be able to replace my 330d with one of those. Battery technology and vehicle range will increase in time so in due course 100% EVs might just be useful for long journeys. On another tack a Kilowatt is a Kilowatt and where are they to come from? I recently came across this: It takes five minutes to fill a car with petrol. A Tesla is 30 minutes with a supercharger, and that’s to 80% of its capacity. So for a motorway services with 20 petrol pumps, you’d need to replace them with 120 chargers to get the same throughput of cars otherwise you would have long, long queues. Each Tesla charger is 120kW, so that means you would need a 14.4 mW substation to feed the 'filling station' - that's the equivalent of powering 32,000 homes in the UK. And you would need a substation on each side of the motorway. Are these figures correct - if so it's going to take a lot of 'commitment' to get to that stage. I think I'll be sticking with 6 cylinder 3 litre diesels for a good while yet.