If you spend a lot of time in the UK, like me, you will have noticed that there are still few charging stations for electric cars. However, the number of electric cars is much lower than in the Netherlands, comprising only 1.18 percent of the total number of cars. When on the road to visit growers, there is no pole to be found far and wide, and an electric Polestar can be rented even cheaper than a Fiat Panda, simply because there is nowhere to recharge the thing.
So far, the English are not very concerned with electrifying their fleet. Big V8s regularly race past on all sides, as England is synonymous with motor sports. Red Bull racing and Mercedes F1 are not based here for nothing, building on this motorsport tradition.
What people in England are concerned with is being ‘peat free’. As of 2026, only peat-free plants are allowed in. So ‘peat free’ was the magic word at UK National Plant Show. Thankfully, we can supply our bamboo in this way, a huge advantage for those seeking to operate in this market.