Car love affair is a major issue

Car love affair is a major issue

PETER Disney of Colchester accountants, Wood and Disney, said: “Surely part of the problem is man’s love affair with the car (B side of Bohemian Rhapsody 1975). Must have the right car in the drive. Must have the freedom to drive it whenever we want. Yet 95% of the time it is stationery in the office carpark or at the side of the road outside our homes, blocking ambulances and fire engines. Rock-on Tesla self-driving cars or Google cars etc etc. If our cars don’t need a driver then it makes more sense to simply use an app to call for a car only when its needed. The technology can work out if car sharing is appropriate perhaps with a cost per mile reduction if prepared to share. I wouldn’t be surprised if Uber’s technology couldn’t do this already. I do wonder sometimes that people simply do not look at how much they spend on their cars. Perhaps if they divided the total costs by their mileage they would see that actually taking an efficient taxi service would in fact be cheaper.”