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    UK fuel strike - EV's could show there is an alternative !

    Looks like the UK is about experience widespread petrol rationing in the wake of some ridiculous union action just in time for the national Easter holidays, not helped by the govt increasing fuel taxation as well. Last time this happened I remember roads being remarkably empty of cars and lorries for days.


    This could be an opportunity for a selection of UK Tesla drivers and Leafs etc, to show that there is an alternative transport future without a dependency on petrol.



    EG, organise a photo shoot from a motorway bridge over the M45 (or some such) that shows both sides of the motorway devoid of ICE cars, and a dozen EV's driving each direction instead !

    Or, fill up a supermarket car park with EVs

    Or, fake someone being caught speeding at XYZ mph on a deserted motorway in a Tesla wearing a Chris Huhne face mask or sumthin and let the Daily Mail have it for their usual treatment etc

    Or …


    Your suggestions please

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    How about just trying to a petrol station and parking outside it and take a picture of the massive queue, gloating.

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    Make some money and offer Taxi service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElSupreme View Post
    Make some money and offer Taxi service!
    … there's a whole new business to be had in EV-Taxi's ...

    In many countries EVs are allowed to use Bus Lanes to get about quicker than all the queuing traffic …

    If you had a fleet of Leaf's ferrying commuters in and out of London at normal Taxi rates you be making a far better margin due to electricity costing less than 1/10th petrol rates per mile, and getting about without so many delays due to ICE cars … and not paying road tax, or congestion charges, and being able to write the EV purchase cost down against company taxes, and lease them at rates to be offset against taxes, and offering a door to door taxi serivce that would be cheaper than commuting on trains/tubes etc etc etc …


    Hmmmmm ...

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    Some serious queuing at the garage tonight. Damn I wish I had that Ampera already.

    I drove on past it but I'll definitely be on the train tomorrow.

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    Or this?


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    Does anyone know if Tesla has a Model S in the London showroom? If they don't, they need to overnight one ASAP. They'd probably get a couple hundred impulse buys if they were already available. As it is, they could probably get quite a few pre-orders.

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    They don't even have a London showroom :-/

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    Can they set up a temporary shop like the did in Colorado (I think it was there to take advantage of a tax break window)? Not sure it could get done that quickly.

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