The Government has set out more of its strategy for phasing out the sale of polluting cars, vans and trucks and encouraging more sustainable transport choices.
Four new documents were launched on 14 July, including two consultations outlining proposals, and two guidance documents confirming plans.
The links below provide an overview of each and also share the BVRLA view:
The 220-page Transport Decarbonisation Plan sets out a high-level multi-modal framework for the UK to meet its net zero ambitions, with plans to create ‘cleaner and quieter cities’ and ‘improve the way people and goods move around’ as ‘we build back better and greener’.
The 57-page guidance document, 2035 delivery plan: Transitioning to zero emission cars and vans sets out 44 commitments on investment, regulation and policy changes that are needed across the key areas of supply, demand and infrastructure.
The 25-page Heavy goods vehicles: ending the sale of new non-zero emission models consultation outlines the Government’s intention to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), proposing a 2035 phase out date for vehicles weighing 3.5-26 tonnes and 2040 for vehicles weighing more than 26 tonnes.
The 56-page consultation document, CO2 emissions regulatory framework for all newly sold road vehicles in the UK, poses some very important questions for BVRLA members.
Cited in the Transport Secretary's announcement, BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney said:
“We welcome the publication of these plans, which provides a clearer picture of where we are and where we need to get to on the road to net zero.
BVRLA members will play a vital role in this journey, enabling millions of individuals and businesses to embrace zero emission road transport and switch to more sustainable forms of mobility.
There will be many important milestones along the way, and we will continue to work with government and other stakeholders in achieving them.”
Read the full comment issued on 14 July: BVRLA response to Government’s transport decarbonisation ‘Greenprint’.