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Zero emission vehicles and road pricing examined

26 April 2021

The Transport Committee holds an introductory session for its inquiry into zero emission vehicles and road pricing. A selection of organisations will give evidence on the range of issues required to make an effective transition to electric vehicles ahead of 2030, the date by which Government has committed to ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. From accelerating the roll-out of charging infrastructure to replacing the lost income from vehicle tax and fuel duty – two panels consider the challenges ahead.


Wednesday 28 April

At 9.30am

  • Ed Birkett, Senior Research Fellow, Energy & Environment, Policy Exchange 
  • Caterina Brandmayr, Head of climate policy, Green Alliance
  • Sarah Owen-Vandersluis, Head of Public Sector Mobility and Trade Lead Partner, KPMG

At 10.30am

  • Professor Philip Booth, Director at Vinson Centre, University of Buckingham, and Senior Academic Fellow at Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Eamonn Ives, Head of Energy and Environment Policy, Centre for Policy Studies
  • Edward Leigh, Chair, Smarter Cambridge Transport
  • Claire Haigh, Founder and CEO, Greener Transport Solutions

Purpose of the session

Likely topics for discussion include:

  • How to increase the consumer uptake of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)
  • The Government’s progress on rolling out charging infrastructure
  • The effect the transition to ZEVs will have on modal shift to public transport and active travel
  • Whether there is a case to introduce some form of national road pricing scheme
  • The technology possibilities and challenges of introducing such a scheme
  • The sorts of policy objectives that will get public support

Further information

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