Tory rebels vow to fight 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Posted: August 5, 2021 by oldbrew in Batteries, Critique, Emissions, Politics, Travel
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electric-car-chargingThe GWPF has produced a 64-page Fair Fuel document. See the Chairman’s Summary on pages 56-58 for a flavour of the many present and future problems with the unplanned rush to EVs, which the ‘rebels’ fear is likely to be a disaster both for themselves and the motoring public. But they’re mixing up carbon dioxide emissions cuts with pollution, which is an entirely separate issue. Such confusion plays into the hands of the so-called ‘green’ activists.
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Tory rebels have vowed to fight the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, reports The Sun (via The GWPF).

Thirteen MPs urged the Government to think again or face public fury.

The Fair Fuel all-party parliamentary group today calls on ministers to publish a full-cost analysis of what it will mean for the economy to go electric, and how they will slash emissions.

They also demand a new road user advisory group, an air quality watchdog, and for the Government to look into how fuel catalysts can cut pollution from existing cars.

Group chair Craig MacKinlay said: “Sooner or later the public will rebel against this madness.

“Better to have the rational debate now before we fully embark on a failing and expensive experiment.”

Howard Cox, of FairFuel UK, added: “All common sense has been thrown out and cluelessly replaced by a set of virtue-signalling policies.

“Motorists did not vote for the Green Party in 2019 but that is what we have got.”

Continued here.

Comments
  1. saighdear says:

    Why now ? Accelerate petrol and diesel ban, say UK MPs
    Aha! Chancellor Rishi Sunak also has yet to spell out what the impact of the end of fuel duty will be — or if anything will replace it. It is worth £35bn a year to the Treasury

  2. Phoenix44 says:

    It’s not just cost – EVs are much worse “cars” than ICE cars. They have limited range that us significantly reduced with usage of other electrical devices in a car, (heating say), they take much longer to refuel, the batteries wear out far quicker than major parts of ICE cars and they are severely limited in terms of towing, being towed. Nobody expects their own petrol pump yet we are supposed to have our own EV charger. This is the exact opposite of progress and wealth creation with no clear benefits to a single person.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Having an EV charger won’t guarantee any electricity coming into it when you want it, in the renewables-saturated future.
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    Land-based ‘carbon removal’ schemes are ‘dangerous distraction’ from real net zero
    Aug. 5, 2021

    Oxfam alleges that governments and companies are hiding behind ‘unreliable, unproven and unrealistic’ carbon removal schemes

    https://www.energylivenews.com/2021/08/05/land-based-carbon-removal-schemes-are-dangerous-distraction-from-real-net-zero/
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    ‘unreliable, unproven and unrealistic’ — but this is standard in net-zero fantasy land. Is Oxfam catching on?

  4. saighdear says:

    … and the electricity comes from the WIND – when it blows: like today, but NOT YESTERDAY, nor the day, nor the week , NOR Much of the month BEFORE. Yet the reliable contractors who have supplied reliably around the clock for decades, are being kicked in the sore bits. ( don’t tell me / us that there are some who have “changed” their supply equipment ) …..Just reminding you all

  5. It doesn't add up... says:

    At least there is finally some sign of intelligent life in Parliament.

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    They will have to pry my Alfa from my cold dead hands.

  7. Gamecock says:

    ‘Tory rebels have vowed to fight’

    Withhold adulation until they actually do. “Tories fighting” seems an oxymoron.

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