REA comments – Government to bring forward ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive at the REA commented:
“We welcome the Government’s increased ambition to decarbonising transport. We strongly support the guidance from the Committee on Climate Change on this issue and it is right that hybrid cars and vans should be excluded.
“Becoming industrial leaders in electric vehicles is a major opportunity for the UK and if we are to build future low-carbon energy and transport products for export, strong domestic markets are first needed which moving the phase-out date to 2035 would ensure.
“Achieving this target will require further supportive policy from government which encourages the deployment of a world-class charging infrastructure network.
“We do however urge the Government to take this further and take swift action to reduce the carbon intensity of the existing road transport fleet through the introduction of E10. We have the ability to bring about immediate GHG reductions, equivalent to taking 700,000 cars off the road by introducing this long overdue policy, this is the logical next step.”
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Notes to editors
- Government’s announcement is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-launches-un-climate-summit-in-the-uk
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The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
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