Friday, 21st September 2012
UK: Plug-in vehicles, plugged in policy?
Source: House of Commons Transport Committee (UK)
The Government is committed to reducing carbon emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Emissions from domestic transport comprise approximately a quarter of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions, with emissions from cars accounting for over half of this figure. The Government must therefore make significant efforts to decarbonise road transport if it is to meet its carbon reduction commitments under the Climate Change Act 2008. There are a number of approaches to decarbonising road transport. Plug-in vehicle technology is one of the more market-ready of these approaches.
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