Lot's of talk about ‘mobility’ at the recent Geneva motor show. Well, around the car business in general, really.

I think this is the automotive equivalent of human resources or calling someone a waste collection operative: it sounds more poncy than personnel or binman/woman/person, and eventually it slips into conventional usage. I’m not even surprised any more.

Mobility – and more pertinent at the moment – shared mobility is the new, oh, I dunno, whatever the last big buzzword was. Green, perhaps? There are so many clichés that follow the car industry around that it would rather didn’t: gas guzzler, Chelsea tractor, dirty diesel. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it wants to shuffle away from them.

Mobility, as I understand it, means transport, and the trouble with transport is that you know how it is when you see those pie charts telling you how much pollution comes from a particular source: transport is always there, not mobility, putting in its 20% or whatever.