Traffic jams will puncture our electric car dreams The Times
The number of cars on UK roads will rise by more than a quarter in the next three decades as the shift to electric vehicles causes a congestion crisis in towns and cities, according to research.
A report published today says that 10 million more cars will hit the road between now and 2050, despite a government drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. This will lead to an 11 per cent rise in overall traffic.
Researchers said that green transport policies were largely focused on the shift to electric vehicles which emit no emissions from the exhaust. However, the study said there was “no such thing as a zero-emissions vehicle” because of the manufacturing process and the concrete laid for new roads