The Government has published its Road to Zero Strategy. The Strategy confirms the ambition to see at least half of all new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030. This is alongside 40% of new vans.
Many are deterred from buying electric powered cars because of the lack of chargepoints. The Government will take steps to increase chargepoints by insisting that new build homes include them and that new lampposts also allow for vehicle charging.
The Government has already announced that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 in its Air quality plan. Research conducted by the Universities of Oxford and Hull has revealed that the health costs from a single diesel car could be as high as £16,424.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP said;
“The Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear path for Britain to be a world leader in the zero emission revolution – ensuring that the UK has cleaner air, a better environment and a stronger economy.”