Here at Cycalogical, we've been banging out about electric cars for a while, and now the BBC is coming to the party.
The BBC interviewed "motoring journalist Kevin Haggarthy", who claimed that the Nissan Leaf would cost "£23,000 that means you're actually paying £18,000". WRONG. the £23,000 already includes the Government subsidy of £5000.
He also claimed that if the 220M cars in the US were all electric, it would take 34 times the current generating capacity of the US to power them. Eh? That doesn't sound right to me, in fact it sounds wrong by a couple of orders of magnitude. Just based on current carbon emissions, the whole transport sector isn't 34 times bigger than the power generation sector. But of course I'm just an amateur blogger, not a professional journalist, so what do I know? (I think he probably meant 34 times the current renewable generating capacity, but that's not what he said)
Come, on, BBC, you've got to do better than this!