Mr Bean is blamed for slump in electric car sales by House of Lords report 不

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    kezo
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      Rowan Atkinsonhas been blamed by the House of Lords for the plunge in sales of electric cars.

      The Mr Bean actor, 69, described the green machines as ‘a bit soulless’ in a comment piece he penned in June last year.

      The Lord’s environment andclimate changecommittee has since been told the actor was partly to blame for ‘damaging’ public opinions on electric vehicles (EVs).

      It comes as newpetroland diesel cars are due to be banned from 2035 under Prime MinisterRishi Sunak’s net zero strategy – a plan designed to encourage drivers to buy EVs.

      The Green Alliance pressure group said: ‘One of the most damaging articles was a comment piece written by Rowan Atkinson in the Guardian.

      Atkinson, who is also known for his starring role in theBlackadderseries, has a degree in electrical engineering and control systems, and described the cars as‘a bit soulless’ but ‘wonderful mechanisms’.

      ‘But increasingly, I feel a little duped I’m feeling that our honeymoon with electric cars is coming to an end, and that’s no bad thing,’ he wrote in his comment piece.

      EV advocates slammed the actor for his article, accusing him of wrongly representing the present state of battery technology,The Telegraphreported.

      Simon Evans, of the Carbon Brief website, penned: ‘Mr Atkinson’s biggest mistake is his failure to recognise that electric vehicles already offer significant global environmental benefits, compared with combustion-engine cars.’

      People warned in Tuesday’s report that expensive price tags, insufficient charging methods and mixed messaging are halting some drivers from purchasing EVs.

      Baroness Parminter, who chaired the committee’s EV inquiry, said: ‘Surface transport is the UK’s highest-emitting sector for CO2, with passenger cars responsible for over half those emissions.’

      People who testified to the committee regarding the rollout of EVs brought up the issue of ‘a lack of clear and consistent messaging from the Government’ – allegedly providing ‘a vacuum for inaccurate press reporting to fill the void’.

      The committee’s report mentioned a submission from the Green Alliance pressure group, which aimed to blame Atkinson for the public negative perception of EVs.

      The submission was cited by people as proof of misleading reporting about the negatives of electric cars and battery technology.

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      DBtruth
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        The bosses at these car manufacturers must have been physically sick when they realised that the billions of 瞿瞿 they threw into EVs has been undone by Mr Bean.

        Its hard to think that they all had such a huge blind spot. I know the first question I ask myself when Im looking at an EV is would Mr Bean drive this? Im sure that goes for most others too

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        kezo
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          The bosses at these car manufacturers must have been physically sick when they realised that the billions of 瞿瞿 they threw into EVs has been undone by Mr Bean. Its hard to think that they all had such a huge blind spot. I know the first question I ask myself when Im looking at an EV is would Mr Bean drive this? Im sure that goes for most others too

          I do wonder if the sleepy lords would jump off London bridge if told by Mr Bean!

          I also wonder if the sleepy heads can remeber what plants or tree’s breather through their leaves.

          What the sleepy gnomes failed to see, is people like you and me can’t afford a car Mr Bean drives irrespetve of what its powered by!

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          Fastbike1000
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            Yep.. those classic minis Mr Bean drives are fetching stupid money these days.

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            Dafydd
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              Just look at the mess Bean has made of the image of the British Secret Service. Don’t ever underestimate “Bean”!

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