The busy clippers of the Richmond upon Thames Council in southwest London have decided to push ahead with a scheme that would allow electric cars to park for free, halve parking rates for vehicles like efficient diesels and hybrids and triple the fee to 300 quid for drivers of Landies and Espaces. All of this despite the fact that only 49% of residents consulted thought this was a good idea. Apparently, the more compelling number was that 64% would consider a car with lower CO2 emissions if the levy was put into effect. The aura of smugness on the part of the council is stifling.

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