The technology certainly doesn't, as Oliver said, address the congestion issue, but the logical answer to that is to build more or widen the intercity roads.
If people want to use cars, and there is the likelihood of car pollution reducing, why not base future transport policy on the use of cars? Since the 1950s people have made the democratic decision to use cars but government policy seems determined to get less well-off people
off the roads.
If the government pushed for alternative-powered cars all manufacturers would develop better cars.
Unless there is something intrinsically wrong with enhancing the national road network why don't we just do it?
Other modes of transport can also be promoted but not at the expense of road transport.
STEVE ROSSITER (M), Steve.Rossiter@uk.mwhglobal.com