U.K. Government’s Plan To Save The Planet Majors On More Car Journeys
Carlton Reid Oct 19, 2021“For years, going green was inextricably bound up with a sense that we have to sacrifice the things we love,” writes U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a foreword to the U.K. government’s long-awaited Net Zero Strategy, published today less than two weeks until the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
The U.K. government’s strategy pins many hopes on the electrification of the U.K.’s 40 million registered motor vehicles.
“In 2050, we will still be driving cars,” said Johnson, “but they will be electric gliding silently around our cities.”
The first point featured in the press release announcing the strategy is car-focussed.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We’re going further and faster than ever to tackle climate change. Our plans for an ambitious zero emission vehicle mandate show that we’re leading the world on the switch to EVs.”