This has been another big week for electric cars, which means it has been a frantic week for people who loathe the things. First they had to deal with the UK banning new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 — just three weeks after France announced a similar plan.
Then they have had to gird themselves for the frenzy when Elon Musk presides over the live-streamed first deliveries of the Model 3, his Tesla company’s electric car for the masses.
All this in the same month that Volvo said all its new models would have an electric motor from 2019. “Crazy” was the word that jumped out from the email that arrived in my inbox on Wednesday from the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a UK think-tank that rarely sees a climate change policy it likes.