France's grandstanding on petrol cars belies the revolution that is already underway

Bright Blue's senior researcher Sam Hall has written in the Telegraph about the French Government's decision to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2040. He argues that the UK Government should support a market-driven electrification of transport, rather than opt for blunt or intrusive regulations. 

Here's an excerpt:

We are on the cusp of a profound disruption that will unlock many potential benefits, from lower air pollution and greater energy security, to cheaper maintenance requirements and fuel costs. But this transition will be delivered by consumers, not government edicts.

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