With electric cars being hailed as the future of transport and a cheaper, cleaner alternative to petrol, the debate about the future and the future-proofing of a future generation of electric cars has begun to be debated.
The dieselgate scandal has also brought back a sense of guilt about the past.
It has been a difficult time for many of us and for many people, especially people who have worked in a petrol-powered car industry for many years.
As a result of this, we are increasingly asking ourselves, what happened to us?
Why were we allowed to get away with this behaviour?
In a nutshell, the dieselgate incident, which was the largest scandal to hit the petrol industry in recent times, is the story of a very small group of people who acted in a very reckless manner and caused damage to our reputation.
It has also shown us the power of an organisation such as the IAB, which works to ensure our safety and the protection of our environment, and which can, at a time of crisis, act swiftly to bring those responsible to justice.
There is a lot more that can be done, however, to ensure that all people and companies are made aware of the risks of driving in an electric vehicle, including by making it clear to all consumers that they must check with their insurer to ensure they are covered.
An organisation such the IAA can make a real difference.
To this end, the IAAF has a programme of action, known as the DICE, which aims to promote electric vehicles.
This is a national drive by IAA members across the country to promote and promote electric vehicle adoption.
This programme includes the introduction of a new policy, the Plug in for Dummies, which provides information on the ins and outs of electric vehicle technology and provides guidance to drivers and manufacturers on how to get started.
For more information, please visit the Dice website.
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