Feature: Plug and play

The fact that you’re reading this magazine means it is highly likely that you’ve got a raging hard-on for old-school V12s and V8s. You also probably think that turbochargers are the spawn of the devil and electric vehicles are no better than beard shavers. Well, it’s happening. Whether you like it or not, the internal combustion engine is dying a slow and painful death. Electricity is the future. Governments are pushing for it, manufacturers are investing in it and even Big Oil is dipping its fat fingers in it. The status quo is being challenged — traditional automobile manufacturers are being shown up by newbies — Tesla’s success being the most prominent example. And plenty is brewing closer to home.