Michael Liebreich is Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and a Board Member of Transport for London. The Tories should embrace electric cars and make them a green capitalist triumph. While we don’t yet have all the required infrastructure for everyone to drive electric, the aim to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 is as lofty as Churchill’s to switch from coal to oil. But for every Gove, there is a Tory who cherry-picks facts to sow doubt about climate change. Even if they don’t officially speak for the Conservatives, these fossil-fuel-loving corporatists influence activists, inform policy and destroy the party’s brand.
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