UK energy company analyses transition to low and zero emission mobility
Climate change is being affected by transport emissions. In the UK, there are over 38.4 million vehicles registered. The net zero emission target by 2050 is now in place, so there is pressure to reduce harmful emissions on our roads. However, these vehicle emissions are not just affecting climate change. Air pollution also affects public health, with 92% of the global population living in places where air quality levels exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) limits.
As a result of this, the UK government is seeking to implement measures to help us reduce emissions from transport and clean up air pollution problem. These measures include the development and adoption of fuel alternatives that will help create a greener and healthier future.
According to Flogas UK, the way people fuel vehicles is set to change in the next 20 years too and that is thanks to the advancements of Autogas and the rise of electric vehicles. This is mainly due to the government’s Road to Zero Strategy, which aims to end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. The Strategy also plans to increase the supply and sustainability of low carbon fuels, as a way to reduce emissions from the existing vehicles already on our roads.
Now, the UK’s most polluted cities are trying to implement changes. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, introduced the capital’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in April 2019, which stipulates that vehicles driving within the zone must meet new, tighter emissions standards or pay a daily charge. The aim is to improve air quality and lower emissions from conventional petrol and diesel-run vehicles in central London. These types of encouragements can help reduce the current reliance on petrol and diesel fuels.
While electric cars steadily increase in the market, we must bear in mind other fuels. Autogas is the most accessible alternative fuel on the market – with over 170,000 Autogas vehicles currently on the road across the UK, serviced by more than 1,400 refuelling stations.
Autogas is a popular choice for drivers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and fuel costs. Extensive existing infrastructure, plentiful supply and serious cost- and carbon-cutting potential means LPG is positioned as the ideal interim fuel in the move away from petrol and diesel, and towards Net Zero. For more information, please check this link.
13 May 2020