ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES THE KEY TO IMPROVING AIR QUALITY IN THE UK?

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 11:00 - 12:00
  • ​Air quality – how bad is it?

           - What are we referring to when we talk about ‘air pollution’?
           - The health impacts of poor air quality

  • Electric vehicles

           - How much better are they than the rest - EV emissions vs. petrol, diesel, LNG.
           - Current and projected market share
           - The barriers to being taken to scale (inadequate charging infrastructure, Electric Drivetrains are unsuitable for HGVs, price, etc)

  • Conclusion – they are a large part of the solution but technological innovation needs to be accompanied with policy innovation that:

          - Incentivises EV and removes incentives for diesel
          - Drives increased efficiency in the transport of goods through existing vehicles (the average LGV in London has 30% of their load capacity at any given time)
          - Delivers a national network of Clean Air zones