It is because the news broke that the Government is banning all petrol and diesel vehicles in 2040.
Except they aren't.
What they want to do is ban the SALES of all NEW petrol and diesel vehicles in 2040.
Like France do.
There may even be a clause allowing hybrids - like the Volvo story from last month.
And, given that this Government may not see the year out and that 2040 is 23 YEARS AWAY, I wouldn't be putting that dodgy pipe on my news website just yet.
It must be a library photo. Here is another motoring-related library photo:
Meanwhile, Stateside, where they don't believe in climate change, they are still doing their bit for electric vehicles. Here is a story from Autoguide about a new all-electric ‘Sport Utility Truck’ from a company I've never heard of before - Bollinger Motors - as in the champagne. Meet the B1:
At first I thought it looked like the love-child of a Jeep Cherokee and a Land-Rover Defender.
And then I worked it out: