Could stately homes help the EV revolution?

The key to unlocking demand for electric cars in Britain may lie in its patchwork of stately homes.

Electric car demand in the UK is rising steeply, doubling over the past year. Sales of pure battery cars are still only around 1 per cent of new car sales in the eight months to August this year. So what might be the connection be for institutions such as The National Trust and English Heritage in helping with the take up of the more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly EVs rather than their fossil fuel firing counterparts?

Their car parks!

The proximity of those sites to Britain’s motorway network, are an ideal place to offer charging bases to rival the substandard offerings at service stations and supermarkets.

Financial Times journalist, Peter Campell, wrote a compelling case for how stately homes could herald an electric vehicle revolution...


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