A new £23m fund to accelerate the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and roll-out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been announced by the government.
The current government focus on harmful emissions from diesel vehicles could damage attempts to lower the amount of CO2 produced by transport in the UK.
Islington Council is aiming to become one of the leading boroughs in cleaning up London’s air quality by installing more than 100 roadside electric charging points.
UK car makers demonstrated their commitment to developing the latest low emission vehicles with a special display in London this week.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that a £10 toxic “T-Charge”, for the most polluting vehicles, will start in central London on October 23 this year.
Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including more than 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to prime minister Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible.
Tax changes that penalise drivers of low emission vehicles and benefit higher emission cars should be dropped, the AA is urging.
Volkswagen has pledged to spend $2bn over the next decade to promote zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the US as part of a legal settlement stemming from the company’s cheating on emissions tests for its diesel cars.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to back gas-powered HGVs to improve air quality, by former development minister Mike Foster.
Harcus Sinclair UK, a law firm specialising in large group litigation, has applied for a group litigation order in claims against VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda arising out of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. A total of 1.2 million cars in the UK are believed to have been affected.
Motorists want to be part of the solution to the UK’s air quality problems with an increasing number concerned about emissions and a majority wanting bolder action to be taken, according to the RAC Report on Motoring 2016.