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MPs call for accelerated rollout of EV infrastructure and emission zone extensions

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Pollution has called for an accelreated roll out of electric vehicle infrastructure and for emissions zones to be extended to help tackle climate change as the coronavirus lockdown starts to lift.

The APPG has launched its Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection as we emerge from Lockdown in order to keep air pollution low.

The group said studies in the US, China and Europe have identified the strong correlation between areas of high air pollution and COVID-19 deaths.

Part of the suggested proposals include extending emission zones in UK cities, introducing scrappage schemes for older vehicles, accelerating the roll out of EV infrastrcuture and bringing forward a ban on new fossil fuel engines to 2030 at the latest.

Geraint Davies, chair of the APPG Air Pollution, said: “There is a risk that increased private transport as lockdown measures are reduced will increase pollution levels beyond pre-lockdown levels.

“Government must provide a clear message that pollution should be reduced, while supporting greener transport with fiscal measures and giving local government the tools to help do the job.”

The Smart Transport October 2020 Conference - 'Connecting policy to solutions'

The Smart Transport Conference returns in October 2020, in Manchester. 

'Connecting policy to solutions'

October 27, 2020

The UK's most important meeting place for senior public policy makers and influential private sector leaders

Showcasing real-time solutions to government policy

Six important reasons to attend the Smart Transport Conferences:

1. Join the country’s most influential smart transport stakeholders focused on delivering accessible and sustainable transport for all –   showcasing private sector capabilities with government policy.
2. Listen to the UK’s leading policy-makers provide clarity on the government’s smart mobility outcomes and road to implementation.
3. Hear directly from a diverse range of private sector leaders in intelligent transport – sharing their passion and vision to bring ‘mobility for all’ into the mainstream. 
4.Engage in ground-breaking debate, network and collaborate with other senior smart transport experts on the practical steps needed for private sector solutions to turn the government’s vision into reality.
5. Identify the most important current and emerging commercial opportunities as government policy turns in to action and investment.
6. Listen to unique multimodal content that breaks down the silos in transport and is not replicated elsewhere.

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