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Re: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

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This is never going to happen with the car manufacturers, that is why all the small garages around the place are disappearing as only main dealers can do the work nowadays due to specific diagnostic tools and equipment.

Service and repairs is a huge income for the dealers probably more than their net Sales for some so no way they will just give this up by standardized batteries.
This is why it would take governments to force their hand. If the UK is serious about 2030 then manufacturers and customers are facing a precipice and its going to be adapt or die. If we imagine that VAG across all its brands produces cars with replaceable batteries and then they installed Power stations at 20 AMAG sites across Switzerland, they have the beginnings of a network of EVs which are backwardly compatible with other charging technologies.

I credit Tesla with lighting the way and turning all the 'cant's' to 'cans'. EVs have been around for more than 100 years, its only when people starting seeing infrastructure sprouting up and decent range and performance that they felt ready to take that leap and order one. All the other car manufacturers have had to rush to keep up.
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