Mumbai ‘Mr Bean’ actor Rowan Atkinson is being held responsible for the decline in sales of electric cars in Britain.
Think tank Green Alliance presented its views on the main obstacles facing the UK government in phasing out petrol-diesel cars by 2035.
According to Sky News, the think tank slammed an article written by the actor and considered it harmful for EVs. The actor had made controversial remarks in June 2023.
“One of the most damaging articles was a piece written by Rowan Atkinson in The Guardian,” the think tank told the House of Lords, as quoted by Sky New. Unfortunately, fact checks never reach the same audience as the original false claim.”
The actor’s article was titled, “I love electric vehicles, and I was the first to adopt them. But I’m slowly feeling cheated.” EVs were ‘a bit lifeless’ and the actor was worried about their lithium-ion batteries. Criticized the use.”
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