The Chief Minister is congratulating himself for having spent a lot of money on “26 fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles now included in the Government fleet”. This exceeds a meaningless and arbitrary target he set for himself.
It also ignores the minor problem that electricity in this country is mostly made from flooding valleys or burrning coal and then a huge amount off that power is lost in electricity transmission before being stored in a massively toxic lead-acid battery which has to be disposed of every few years.
But yes, it does move the problem out of our streets, and, ummm, petrol is BAD M’KAY?. Perhaps a better solution for a somewhat larger city? Maybe some action on woodfires would do more for our air quality?