I recently bought a new used car. It was a Volvo estate (for the family), which I slightly regret not buying from former British Touring Car champion John Cleland, who as you will know from our recent Lunch with interview owns a dealership for the Swedish brand in Scotland and who kindly offered to help find a deal. My local London dealer got there first though.
When I visited the DVLA website to tax it I saw the following note: “Between 28,000 and 36,000 people die every year as a result of air pollution.” Adding in bold: “Make your next car electric”.
There’s nothing new about government encouraging drivers to switch to less polluting cars, but seeing the message pop up in such a setting was still a little startling.