I know what you’re going to say, so I’ll say it myself: I’m in danger of turning into an apologist for electric cars, given my previous defence of their slow sales so far and what I’m about to write.

So let me get this cleared up first: I’m not blinded by the science, and I’m not interested in foisting an expensive technology on people who don’t need it. But I do believe in giving progressive technology an airing, and I do believe in promoting rather than knocking something that’s new.

I’ve argued before that people need to give electric vehicles more time before they start slating them, and now I’m more certain than ever that that is true.