landsurfer wrote:How would anyone without a drive/off-road parking, charge a car ? Leads laying across the pavements ? .. Multi cables coming from every street lamp ?... won't happen.
Near field and far field technology for wireless charging of motorvehicles, it's already a thing and car manufacturers are investing in it big time. Supermarkets and should probably invest in EV charging in their car parks and then give you loyalty points
I agree that EVs are not the solution but government (well money from some other country no doubt same as everything else) has already invested heavily in the infra for it AFAIK. With most personal motorvehicles stationary/unused around 95% of their lifetime there's certainly an argument for a 'taxi' system but people would baulk because the reality is that companies will make hundreds if not billions of pounds profit - with the standard tax avoidance just to rub it in, and it actually still cost more than owning your own vehicle over a year.
The powers that be just can't see or don't want to see the massive benefits of removing motorvehicles and their operators from the highway and at the same time making other more efficient, less harmful (directly/indirectly) modes easier, safer and viable for journeys even to 10 or more miles from conurbations.
Then we have the whole last 'mile' delivery options which if we really want that to happen then we will need decent sized electric assist vehicles of some sort and charging. Personally I try to consume as less as possible, if it still functions then it stays, if it can be repaired then it will be, even clothing lasts me decades, not that I'm tight but I guess my Yorkshire blood/upbringing means I'd rather spend money on niceties (bikes mainly) than stuff that is perfunctory.