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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not so Fast: UK Proposed 80mph Speed Limit only for Electric Vehicles?


Last week, British Transport Secretary Philip Hammond surprised everyone when he announced the government’s intent to raise the highway speed limit to 80 mph (128 km) by 2013, in order to cut travelling times, reduce pollution and reflect today’s reality.

However, earlier this week, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne had another surprise in store for UK motorists: while speaking on BBC’s Politics Show about the UK’s cut on carbon emissions, he said that the new 80 mph limit could apply only to electric vehicles!

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