The UK Government has committed to end the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 as part of the UK’s plan to reduce air pollution from transport emissions which can damage the public’s health, the environment and contribute to climate change.
In response, Surrey County Council is consulting on two draft strategies –
Electric Vehicle Strategy which highlights opportunities to expand the public charging point network and support the increased use of electric vehicles.
Low Emissions Transport Strategy which will help to improve air quality in Surrey through the transport network and reduce emissions county-wide.
The strategies aim to:
- Highlight the positive effect electric vehicles and a sustainable transport network can have towards reducing harmful emissions and improving air quality in Surrey.
- Identify ways to expand the public charging point network.
- Minimise emissions from new developments through the planning process.
- Reduce emissions from Surrey County Council services and assets.
- Both strategies form part of the Surrey Transport Plan which will help to work towards a more sustainable, low emission transport network. To view the documents and share your views or for more information, visit the Surrey County Council website by 26 August 2018.