The UK government’s Road to Zero Plan is one of the most important talking points for motorists and workers in the automotive sector alike. Initially announced in July 2018, it is one of the most important documents for drivers to understand because it will impact their future on the road.
Road to Zero is a document that outlines the government’s plans to significantly cut emissions on UK roads by 2030. Interestingly, the plan originally set a date of 2035 but has been brought forward in line with developments within the industry. The plan forms a significant part of the government’s much wider Industrial Strategy, which is also heavily focused on edging as close to carbon-neutral as possible.
The 2030 plan additionally forms the next major stage of a longer-term strategy that will also set a target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050. Key takeaways from the 2030 Road t Zero strategy include;
Those exemptions will include a five-year extension for vehicles that can satisfy the need to travel substantial distances while running in an all-electric mode.
The Road to Zero is one of the most important schemes that the UK government has implemented in the bid to lower the nation’s carbon footprint, not least because it affects everyone. While the journey itself will extend to 2050 and beyond, UK drivers need to take note far sooner. Individuals and business owners should aim to implement changes by no later than 2030, although the plethora of benefits means it’s probably best to make the transition to greener driving ASAP.
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