13 MPs and Lord Lilley have endorsed a ground-breaking new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG) for Fair Fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers, calling on the Government to immediately remove the threat of the 2030 ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles.
It brings to the attention of decision makers that UK’s 37m drivers also want clean air to breathe. But at the same time to show that the current unilateral Government policies for road users, whilst on the surface seem laudable, are instead set to be damaging for the economy and the Nation’s role in ‘helping out’ with global climate change.
APPG Chair, Craig Mackinlay says:
The only thing that’s protecting the Government from electoral harm on this matter is the seeming Westminster consensus and lack of courage to stand up to the climate fanatics and say: enough! Sooner or later the public will rebel against this madness. Better to have the rational debate now before we fully embark on a failing and expensive experiment.”
The Government should immediately remove the threat of the 2030 ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles. Instead, they should incentivise the move to clean fuels by motivating industry and entrepreneurs to develop technologies that will not impact adversely on the economy, drivers, or businesses. Allow the market to dictate what clean fuel technology is best and affordable for all drivers, not through a very costly, divisive ineffective Government mandate.
The APPG Report Highlights:
* 7 Practical Recommendations to lower emissions without banning new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030.
* A plethora of expert opinions on recent Government edicts and their effective ways to reduce emissions and avoid economic doomsday.
* Several questions of the Government on behalf of UK’s 37m drivers as to the viability and cost of the Government’s unexpected target date to ban new fossil fuelled cars and vans in
* A ‘cradle to grave’ review of Electric Vehicles compared to Petrol/Diesel driven Transport. Highlighting safety, production, electricity supply and practicality of EVs.
* Whether the Government has truly recognised a fair and equitable replacement for £35bn of annual Fuel Duty and VAT.
* The largest ever survey of road user opinion that back a series of recommendations from the APPG as to meeting the needs of reducing vehicle emissions without adopting the Government’s highly unpopular road user policies. 50,000 took part.
A better way to lower vehicle emissions than using ineffective ‘Pay to Pollute’ policies and cliff edge vehicle sales bans.