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Your opinion: should the UK introduce “pay-as-you-drive” road pricing schemes in towns and cities?

Your opinion: should the UK introduce “pay-as-you-drive” road pricing schemes in towns and cities?

  The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into zero emission vehicles and road pricing. It follows the acceleration of the ban on sales of new vehicles with combustion engines to 2030. The new ban date has been widely hailed as a positive move for the UK’s “Green Industrial Revolution”, though critics suggest ten years ... Read More
 
“Range anxiety” and the race towards electrification

“Range anxiety” and the race towards electrification

The Competition Regulator is due to conduct research into drivers’ “range anxiety” to establish whether the electric vehicle (EV) charging sector is meeting consumer needs. The news comes after a couple from Kent took nine hours to complete a 130-mile journey home from Bournemouth because of charging issues. Hours added to electric journeys After the ... Read More
 
No-deal Brexit could add £1,900 to the average cost of car

No-deal Brexit could add £1,900 to the average cost of car

After several months on the backburner, guess what’s back with a vengeance? That’s right: Brexit. As the clock ticks down towards the end of the year and the prospect of ‘No Deal’, politicians, economists, civil servants, as well as a whole raft of others are crunching the numbers to understand exactly what the state of ... Read More
 
The air might be “clean enough” in Leeds, but how much further do the rest of the UK’s fleets have to go?

The air might be “clean enough” in Leeds, but how much further do the rest of the UK’s fleets have to go?

As Leeds City Council closes down its clean air zone because fleets there have already become cleaner, we ask if the story reflects how businesses across the remainder of the country are responding to the new 2030 combustion engine ban. How are fleets responding to the new ban date?  According to recent research by Arval ... Read More
 
New internal combustion engines to go before 2030 as Government announces post-pandemic sustainability plan

New internal combustion engines to go before 2030 as Government announces post-pandemic sustainability plan

This Autumn, the Government is expected to announce that sales of all new cars with an internal combustion engine will be banned from 2030, ten years earlier than previously promised. The move is part of the Government’s strategy to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and will play a role in the UK’s post-pandemic economic ... Read More