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Road pricing will do more to decarbonise transport than electric vehicles

Edward Leigh Smarter Cambridge Transport
30 November 2020

 

The Government has formally announced that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. So, how much closer does this get us to decarbonising road transport?

Let’s start with some context. We have to take a global perspective on climate change, if only because the impacts do not respect country borders. Also, the UK has exported much of its manufacturing and associated ‘Scope 3’ carbon emissions; and its coal-fired steam engines were furiously...

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