PHOTO CAPTION: UK Treasury Minister Danny Alexander with Tesla Model S electric car.

The Game's Afoot to Put British Cabinet Ministers Into Electric Cars

British PM David Cameron's Cabinet could become first in the world to switch from ICE-age limousines to electric cars.

Published: 02-Jan-2014

David Cameron's Cabinet could become the first in the world to swap traditional limousines for electric cars, the Standard can reveal.

Ministers are keen for Whitehall to set an example by adopting ultra-green electric vehicles in the public sector as quickly as possible.

They feel the best way to convince firms that zero-emission technology is up to the job is for ministers themselves to glide to official engagements in clean, quiet electric limos.


Tesla Model S electric sedan will benefit pedestrians and drivers alike with addition of alert sounds at low speeds.

Whoever wrote Tom Gara's headline about regulatory issues of giving electric cars a safety sound when traveling at low speeds, thinks the quietness of EVs is a 'national nightmare.'

Lord Drayson at the wheel of an electric car 'mule'.

Drayson believes 2013 will be a pivotal year for electric cars in the UK, with the launches of the Tesla S and BMW i-series.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Governor McDonnell is proposing $100 per year fee on electric-drive vehicles, plus a $15 new car registration fee that ICE-age car owners don't have to pay.


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