Potential risks for an electric vehicle future

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The paper examines the Government’s new policy to address air pollution from road transport and assesses certain risks associated with this new approach. This policy is premised on technological change which entails a transition to electric vehicles and an end to the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. By taking this primarily technological approach, the government should ensure that other risks are effectively identified and mitigated. These include social and economic, environmental, as well as regulatory and governance risks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
Issue number111
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019


  • technological determinism
  • air pollution
  • electric cars
  • risks


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