New proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out plans to enable a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country.
The aim of the new proposals, known as the ‘Road to Zero Strategy’, is to reduce emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads and increase the number of zero emission cars, vans and trucks.
Charge points in new homes and lamp posts
The government has committed £1.5 billion to invest in ultra low emission vehicles by 2020 including charge points to be installed in new homes and new lamp posts to have charging points.
The government will also provide up to £500 for electric vehicle owners to put in a charge point in their home.
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, said: “The coming decades are going to be transformative for our motor industry, our national infrastructure and the way we travel. We expect to see more change in the transport sector over the next 10 years than we have in the previous century.”
“We are expecting our economy and society to experience profound change, which is why we have marked the Future of mobility as one of the 4 grand challenges as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.”
“The Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear path for Britain to be a world leader in the zero emission revolution – ensuring that the UK has cleaner air, a better environment and a stronger economy.”
There are currently more than 150,000 ultra-low emission vehicles on British roads.