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Volta Trucks Responds to the UK Government Announcement to Ban Sales of Petrol and diesel Cars & Vans by 2030, Calling for the ban to be Extended to Large Commercial Vehicles.

Following today’s announcement by the UK Government to bring forward the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel-powered cars and vans to 2030, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, said;

At Volta Trucks, we welcome today’s announcement by the UK Government to ban the sale of internal combustion engine cars and vans by 2030, and the ambitious plan to implement the world’s second most stringent timeline, after Norway. However, we are disappointed that there is no mention in the proposals for the ban to extend to large commercial vehicles. Legacy internal combustion engine trucks are a disproportionately large contributor to greenhouse gasses and air pollution that’s proven to be a significant contributor to many thousands of premature deaths every year in our major towns and cities, where air quality is at its worst.

 

 

“Governments and legislators need to take a holistic approach to the climate change emergency we face and remove all polluting vehicles from our roads. Commercial vehicles form the lifeblood of city centre commerce, so society needs goods vehicles, but it also needs good vehicles: vehicles that are zero emissions. I therefore call on the UK Government to apply the same levels of decarbonisation ambition for commercial vehicles as has been announced today with passenger cars and vans. As a company that is founded on the principle of accelerating change, the transition away from fossil fuels cannot come soon enough, to improve the air quality and environment for all of us.”

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Images courtesy of Volta Trucks

 
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