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Energy UK responds to the transport decarbonisation plan

Responding to the publication of Government’s transport decarbonisation plan, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:

“We welcome the publication of the transport decarbonisation plan; there is a global race to decarbonise transport and we want the UK to be in the driving seat for the transition.

“We support the Government’s proposals for a Zero Emission Vehicles Mandate and improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles, two of the key recommendations in our recent report, because they will help more people to make the switch to electric cars and reduce emissions from the remaining fleet.

“The strategy proposes to introduce legislation on smart electric vehicle charging, and this would be welcome as it will help keep energy bills low for people who are transitioning to using electric vehicles.

“Decarbonising transport is crucial to ensuring the UK meets its Net Zero target while delivering cleaner air and benefits to consumers, communities and the economy. What we need now from Government is the policies to deliver all this – and to make sure that we can all benefit from the future green economy.”