Autonomous future within a decade

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes almost all new cars will be autonomous within a decade.

Speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association, he said, ‘It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous.’

His comments support initiatives from the government to turn the UK into a leader in autonomous technology.

The Tesla boss also said that batteries would be powering half the cars on the road in 10 years’ time.

Uptake has been relatively slow so far, with EVs accounting for only 4.4% of new registrations in the first half of 2017, although that does represent a 46% rise on 2016.