It’s up against stiff competition, but the race for electric cars could be our leaders’ maddest green mania yet, writes CHRISTOPHER BOOKER

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby

Booker in the Mail yesterday:

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The National Grid is warning us that if you are charging your electric car at home with a high-speed charger you won’t be able to boil an electric kettle at the same time, because it could blow your fuse box.

They add that you could get round this if you use a standard charger — but then it could take 19 hours to charge your car fully.

Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of driving an all-electric car from London to Edinburgh, even if you make it to a service station with high-speed chargers, you might still have to stop three or four times for an hour-long charge on the way, plus of course almost certainly endure waiting for a charging point to be free.

It is hard to know which is the maddest of the ‘green’ schemes the Government has…

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