Credit to Honda for this message to the UK Government, which many in the industry will privately agree with.

There are, of course, different perspectives here, and there may even be some that will see this as an attack on BEV. But it is not, its a plea for pragmatism.

Hybrids are improving quickly and clearly have a role to play in cutting emissions here and now. Longer term other technologies, like Hydrogen, will also have a role to play. BEV simply can’t get there on its own, not by 2030 or even 2035, if we want everyone to have full access to affordable private transport.