It's not going to be the government though that has to roll out the infrastructure, it will be private companies, thats where you buy your fuel from now, thats where you will charge up in future. The private sector tends to be a bit more competent than the government ministers blindly throwing money all over the place.
I also face the same issues, live in London, no drive, 5 street lamps on a road of 60 cars (concerning the street lamp charging solution). But ultimately you have to look forwards not think the present is the future. 10 years ago the idea an EV could travel 200+ miles on a single charge on sale to the general public was ludicrous. Battery tech, driven by a hugely competitive private sector, will be literally miles ahead of where it is now, not inconceivable for example that you could charge your own batteries in house, take them out and swap them over in your car for the emptied ones.
Interestingly my mate is a senior person in renewable energy, he says the electricity supply doesn't need to increase if the charging is managed, the main problem energy producers have especially renewables where he works, is that they generate most of their energy at night (windy seas!) and have to store it - ideally charging of cars would happen over night and tap into this surplus.
Don't get me wrong, I love my VX, love the smell of the engine, the noise, everything - I think EVs are nothing short of heretic, horrific soulless cars that will kill of vehicle ownership as a passion. And intend to make the most of mine whilst I can! But a move away from burning stuff and creating CO2 makes all the sense in the world really, and the barriers to it are all solvable.
Edited by coldel, 04 February 2020 - 06:05 PM.