UK government pledges £100mn for zero emission transport

By Olivia Minnock
The UK government has announced it will spend £106mn on the development of low-emission vehicles.

The UK government has announced it will spend £106mn on the development of low-emission vehicles.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced her commitment at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham yesterday (Tuesday), which was the world’s first summit of its kind.

The Prime Minister stated she wants Britain to be a leader in green technology.

See also:

UK sets up £400mn electric vehicle charging fund

The Climate Group and C40 Cities partner to launch Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge

Read the latest issue of Energy Digital magazine

“Our Road to Zero Strategy is the most comprehensive plan globally – mapping out in detail how we will reach our target for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero-emission by 2040.

“These measures will drive the design, use, uptake and infrastructure necessary for cleaner, greener vehicles – and in doing so, it will help us drastically reduce a major contributor to our global warming emissions,” May said according to the BBC.

The funding is also set to cover the research and development of new battery and hydrogen technology.

 

Share

Featured Articles

ABB scoops global energy automation technology award

ABB excels in innovating subsea systems and electrification services and providing underwater control solutions according to Frost & Sullivan

INEOS Köln awarded €770,000 for green hydrogen study

State funding will support feasibility study for the construction of 100MW water electrolysis plant for green hydrogen at the INEOS site in Köln

UK receives £2.7bn upfront funding to boost grid capacity

Ofgem's proposed package totals £20.9bn as part of its five-year vision to build reliable and clean energy

Poland and Germany best placed for gas-to-coal switch

Oil & Gas

Leclanché fire retardant additive cuts battery fire risk

Renewable Energy

DP World receives first all-electric terminal tractor

Sustainability