The head of the Honda E program, and the chief interior / exterior stylists were asked questions by Johnny ( fifth gear & Fully Charged presenter) about why they opted for the center console, which I 100% agree with their most logical reasoning behind it. It was discussed fairly comprehensively.
Let's not forget of course the government revenue loss from fuel duty and VAT on top (yes, non-British people, duties on petrol then have sales tax added as well - taxes on taxes) which will need to be replaced. What are they going to do? Charge more registration or annual charges, charges per mile, taxes on charging electricity for cars?
The impact of the move to EVs en-masse is hugely misunderstood.
The obvious solution of course is this...
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The UK is planning to ban new petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2040. By 2050 all cars on the road must be zero emission. The EU the same. Denmark banning new from 2030. Norway from 2025.
95% of new cars sold worldwide go into just 10 countries (China, US, Japan, Canada, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden by volume). The schedule is there, the solution doesn't yet exist to support the charging.