Following on from the peers trying to make us buy EVs, they want to stamp out any wrongthink on the subject.
Baroness Parminter, chair of the committee, told the BBC that both government officials and other witnesses to the enquiry had reported reading disinformation on the subject in national newspapers.
“We have seen a concerted effort to scare people… we have seen articles saying that cars are catching fire – but had evidence that the fire risk is absolutely the same as [petrol and diesel] cars,” she said.
This quote underlines the sheer lack of intelligence to be found in modern politicians. The problem isn’t whether they may be more likely to catch fire, it’s that if they do, then a lithium fire is almost impossible to extinguish, so she is engaging in the lazy strawman fallacy, so typical of politicians. In other words, she is spreading misinformation.
Baroness Parminter said the government needed to step in and provide reliable information to consumers.
Of course it does, just like it did with Covid…
Talking of which, I have had a cold this past couple of days. I suspect that it’s the latest version of the dreaded bug. I have survived with little more than a sniffle.