The Government has confirmed its ambition to see at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030, as part of plans to make the UK the best place in the world to build, own and use an electric vehicle.
The proposals were published on 09 July and are outlined in their "Road to Zero Strategy" publication, reported on their website article and linked here.
The strategy is long term in scope and ambition, and sets out plans to enable a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country, reduce emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks.
The government will further look to prepare for and capitalise on the opportunities which will arise from the profound changes in how people, goods and services move around the country through its Future of mobility grand challenge. The UK’s road and rail network could dramatically reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, congestion could be reduced through higher-density use of road space enabled by automated vehicles, and mobility could be available when we want it, where we want it and how we want it.
These provisions and issues are currently being debated in Parliament with the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-2019. The impact on insurance requirements and the sector at large is expected to be considerable, so here at Marlows we watch with great interest to see how things unfold.