No noise, no smell. Don’t let the dinosaurs put you off. The best advice to anyone who is even vaguely considering making their next car purchase an electric car is to take a test drive. First reactions are invariably a smile as the car moves off in near silence. It’s smooth, really smooth and beautifully quiet.

But the next comment is that they are surprisingly normal. Don’t think you will be a freak driving an EV. Then there’s the acceleration. Ignore the meter showing how it is not efficient driving and just hit the accelerator…hard. EVs are quick off the mark. You will not be embarrassed at the traffic lights. There’s a standard off the shelf Tesla which does 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds – that knocks most supercars into a cocked hat!