Letter: Change is key to motor car gridlock

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Sir: I live in a small village with no shops and no buses. To be here, where I have lived for nearly 20 years, in countryside which is a constant joy, a car is essential.

Increases in fuel and car tax only really deter those like myself on a pension who really can't afford them. To shop and generally join in rural life, most journeys are 10-20 miles round trip. I would gladly drive an electric car, preferably with one solar battery, that is affordable. How many are there with similar needs? One million? Five million?

I don't care about speed or image. I do care about the environment.