DfT make announcement on Green Badge of Honour

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Tracey Worth and Carl Lomas grab a green plate for the DfT number plate news Tracey Worth and Carl Lomas grab a green plate for the DfT number plate news

DfT report Sunday Sept 9th, clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles.

IOC are supporting the green badge of honour for final mile, last mile express delivery.

If it's got a green number plate, it’s a clean air van; DfT propose new plate colours to identify the clean air vehicles, and the PM is showcasing all things clean air this week in summits on Tuesday and Wednesday.

IOC have long committed to LoCITY and have been in talks with GLA, DEFRA and other cities including Manchester to find clean air final mile solutions.

The special green plates, which are already used by countries like Norway, Canada, and China, could be available on green vehicles including electric and hydrogen cars, and are thought to encourage take-up among drivers. The plans are part of a forthcoming government consultation announced today (9 September 2018) which will seek views on whether green plates could work in the UK, and if so, what they should look like. It comes ahead of the UK hosting the world’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit this week.

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary,

The UK has a proud history of leading the world in technological advances and that is no different for ultra low emission vehicles, where we are at the forefront of innovation and testing. This new cleaner, greener transport has the potential to bring with it cleaner air, a better environment and stronger economies for countries around the world. Adding a green badge of honour to these new clean vehicles is a brilliant way of helping increase awareness of their growing popularity in the UK, and might just encourage people to think about how one could fit into their own travel routine.

Adding a green badge of honour to these new clean vehicles is a brilliant way of helping increase awareness of their growing popularity in the UK, and might just encourage people to think about how one could fit into their own travel routine.

The Prime Minister originally announced that the UK would host the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit earlier this year and Theresa May will deliver an address at the event on Tuesday (11 September 2018).

The summit will be taking place in Birmingham and Buckinghamshire on 11 and 12 September, bringing together nations from across the globe to pledge collective action towards zero emission journeys and showcase how the UK is one of the best places in the world for zero-emission innovation.

The work is all part of the government’s Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, outlined in its modern Industrial Strategy, aiming to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make travel safer, improve accessibility, and present enormous economic opportunities for the UK.

The Zero Emission Vehicle Summit follows the Road to Zero strategy which was published earlier this summer and outlines the government’s ambition to lead the world in the development and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.

Last modified on Monday, 10 September 2018 01:24
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