Electric cars should face ‘tyre tax’, says air quality advisor – Telegraph
Oliver Gill, Chief Business Correspondent 30 May 2022
Particulates generated by tyre wear are more dangerous to public health than diesel exhaust fumes, a Government expert claims
quality in cities, the Government’s top clear air adviser has claimed.
The chairman of the Government’s independent science advisory group on air pollution said charges for low-emission zones are likely to be replaced with alternative levies as drivers switch to electric vehicles.
Particles from tyre wear are more dangerous to public health than diesel exhaust fumes, Professor Alastair Lewis said.
Known as “particulate matter (PM) 2.5”, the amount of air pollution is growing because motorists are driving ever larger vehicles with more substantial tyres.