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At the end of last month a leading governmental think tank-the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)-hit the headlines when it suggested that more people would drive electric cars if they were given free parking nationwide including the ability to park on double yellow and double red markings without fear of being clamped, towed, or even crushed. In addition, the IPPR recommended that EVs be given free access to congestion charging zones and toll roads, nationwide. These suggestions are certainly headline grabbing, for both sides of the political divide. But are these suggestions the electric car carrots people need to get them to switch to EVs? Do we not need sticks too? As a freelance journalist, long-time EV driver and advocate, I want EVs to succeed. In fact, I rarely stop talking about them. But while I want to see a future where every car has a plug and every h...

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