This is certainly welcome news in the transition to zero emission transport and the uptake of EVs. However I really believe that this can be achieved in a much quicker timescale. The last few years have seen monumental leaps in the development of EVs and the infrastructure to power them. A number of the major car manufacturers such as Volvo really seem to 'get it' and others are catching up fast.
Hyperion have been busy working with some of the leading global EV charging companies to recruit top talent to help drive their rapid expansion. This is such an exciting and dynamic area and we're very proud to be playing our part.
Air pollution is thought to be linked to about 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK, and transport also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. A government spokesman said poor air quality was "the biggest environmental risk" to public health in the UK. The measures are "good" in the long term but "not very effective" in the short, industry expert David Bailey said. A switch-over to electric cars would likely come in the mid-2020s, he predicted, when electric cars would out-compete petrol and diesel ones on factors like cost. "This sets a very clear direction of travel, but petrol and diesel cars won't exist by 2040," he said. But he said more incentives were needed now, otherwise urban air quality would not improve.