On electric cars

Joe Boswell writes: Re. "No togetherness in Frydenberg’s electric car dreams" (Tuesday)

I enjoyed Bernard Keane's summary of the way roads are now paid for in Australia, and some of the common myths and misinformation circulating. It's much the same in the UK, where the Road Fund, created by Lloyd George in 1909, was killed off in 1926 by Winston Churchill for several excellent reasons. Yet the Road Tax lives on in the popular imagination, and, exactly as Churchill predicted, motorists frequently assert their moral ownership of the roads and their superiority over all other users. The whole story is well told here.