- safeguard /SEYF-gahrd/
- automobile /aw-tuh-muh-BEEL/
- restrict /ri-STRIKT/
- diesel /DEE-zuhl/
- developer /dih-VEL-uh-per/
[verb] – to protect something from harm
Please safeguard your passport at all times.
[noun] – a car
I spent 20 thousand dollars for this automobile.
[verb] – to limit the movements or actions of someone, or to limit something and reduce its size or prevent it from increasing
Villagers say the fence would restrict public access to the hills.
[adjective] – relating to a type of heavy oil used as fuel
The diesel model is noisier than the petrol model.
[noun] – a person or company that makes money from buying land, building new houses, offices, etc., or by changing existing buildings to sell or rent
A local developer is planning to build a supermarket on the site.
By 2030, the UK intends to restrict the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, as well as hybrids. That means that by 2050, the majority of cars on the road will be electric, hydrogen fuel cell-powered, or employ some other non-fossil fuel technology. However, there is currently a price difference between charging a car at home and public charging, which is more expensive. The Transportation Committee stated that consumers must be safeguarded from unreasonable fees. The MPs also suggested that property developers be forced to provide public charging points and that local governments ensure that charging infrastructure is created.
“Charging electric vehicles should be simple, quick, and economical, and drivers should not be penalized because of where they live or how they charge their vehicles,” said Huw Merriman, chair of the group. Drivers who reside in rural or distant regions, or who do not have access to off-street parking, “risk being left behind,” according to the committee. The industry should utilize price “to alter consumer charging behavior to a ‘small but often’ approach and at times when the National Grid can meet entire demand.”
- Do you know anyone who uses an electric car? Please tell me more about the person.
- Have you tried driving an electric vehicle? If no, would you like to try? Why?
- If you had the money to have an electric car, would you buy one now?
- Do you agree with the idea that consumers must be safeguarded from unreasonable fees from public charging?
- In your opinion, what would be the benefits of having no petrol and diesel cars on the road?