Danger at the petrol pumps as cars plug in

August 7, 2021
David Lamb

"Ascona's Briggs said that if the UK's vehicles all became electric overnight, eight new power stations would be needed. Planning permission for one typically takes 15 years. However, the switch will be gradual, so the forecourt industry has time to prepare. What is clear is that doing nothing is the road to extinction."

"There are some big challenges ahead for our sector," said Darren Briggs, managing director of Ascona, which operates 50 sites in the UK. "Technology is moving on very quickly and the costs involved are substantial."

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David Lamb

35 years experience in retail management, marketing, I.T and design

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