Recent technological advances notwithstanding, the internal combustion engine is here to stay.

And, with the latest massive fuel price increase just imposed on us, it’s not getting any cheaper to own a car.

The world is still a long way from adopting electric cars as standard, despite the best intentions of Elon Musk and others.

And private ownership of vehicles will remain – for now – despite the likes of Google predicting that with the advent of self-driving cars, we will simply call for one when we need to go somewhere.