Move over petrolhead… here comes the fully electric car
Tuesday 18th November 2008, 2:29PM GMT.
THE FUTURE of electric transport was showcased at Beau Sejour last night.
Fully electric cars, a motorcycle and a number of bicycles were on show and representatives from vehicle companies and environmental groups were pushing the message that electric transportation is right for Guernsey.
Guernsey Climate Action Network member Richard Lord said the event should broaden the vehicles’ appeal.
‘Electric car technology is becoming increasingly economically viable, as well as more environmentally friendly,’ he said.
This was the beginning of a new era. ‘If the present trend continues, the world’s oil supply will run out this century and it costs more and more as it goes – but these cars cost less than one pence per mile to run.’
He said the full significance of the impact of traffic pollution could no longer be overlooked.