Electric cars: positives and negatives - What Car? says
This is going to happen one way or another. The technology is almost there; the political will – or should that be pressure – is growing for cleaner cars in towns and cities; and experience tells us that once new products start to appear in reasonable numbers, the infrastructure to support them follows quickly.
Cyclists might suddenly have to start being a bit more observant – with a fleet of near-silent cars rapidly approaching from the rear.