06 Aug '18, 8am

Getting transport's carbon budget back on track

Getting transport's carbon budget back on track

Electric vehicles (EVs) are part of the solution, but their take-up is pitifully slow. Bring forward the end of new petrol and diesel van sales from 2040 to 2030. This would help kick start conversion to EVs, particularly from fleet buyers, and boost the UK manufacturing sector. Also allow e-bikes to get zero emission vehicle grants Use the planning system to provide off-street EV charging points and ensure that on-street provision does not take space from more sustainable modes – protect pavements, cycle routes and bus lanes, and put charging points within existing parking bays instead Switch policy toward demand management. Allow, in fact encourage, local authorities to introduce charging clean air zones for urban centres and encourage use of existing policies like Workplace Parking Levies. These will cut unnecessary vehicle miles, tackle air pollution too, and provide a...

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