End of the 'petrolhead'? Susie Dent on which petrol words will go extinct as EVs take over


Terms like “filling up” may be replaced with “juicing” or the already commonly used term “recharging”.

She continued, saying: “The motor car or the motor carriage was beginning to become more popular and people were looking around for words to describe the technology.

“So many words came in like ‘accelerators, dashboards, speedometers’ but also we had to invent things to fill gaps.

“Where would you keep the car? They thought ‘we keep horses in a stable, we’ll call it a motor stable’.



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