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Are Electric Cars Too Heavy For British Roads, Bridges And Car Parks?

25 Mar 2024 | Abstracted from The Guardian

"Academics at the University of Edinburgh...found that any extra [road] wear is 'overwhelmingly caused by large vehicles - buses, heavy goods vehicles'. Road wear from cars and motorcycles is 'so low that this immaterial'

"National Highways, which runs the UK's motorways and A roads, is not concerned. Our bridges are designed to support 44-tonne heavy goods vehicles, so we have no concerns over the increased weight of much lighter EV cars"



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