Right now 0.5% of vehicles in the UK are ULEVs (ultra-low emission vehicles) but by 2030 combustion engine cars will be banned – that’s likely to mean few if any petrol- or diesel-fuelled vehicles are made after about 2025. Our streetscapes will be transformed, requiring huge amounts of new infrastructure, especially for charging.
This is essential for us to meet our climate emergency targets, right? Surface transport is the single biggest carbon emitter in the UK. Few deny that, but many resist the inconvenience of change – particularly solutions that aren’t proven, and technology that might be quickly surpassed. We cannot reach mandatory carbon emission targets without upsetting some people. But we can’t announce a climate emergency and not face it. Some councils have accepted that and are managing the transition – and its consequences, both intended and unintended.
Join this session to learn:
• Likely trends in vehicle use and traffic patterns over the next two decades
• How councils are supporting residents and businesses through the transition from combustion-powered travel
• The infrastructure needed to support rented, autonomous and ultra low emission vehicles
• Where banning cars has added capital value to new developments
• Mike Axon, Director, Vectos
• Madeleine Davitt, Senior Partner, Davitt Jones Bould
• Emma Osmundsen, managing director, Exeter City Living
• Cllr Simon Miller, Portfolio Lead Member - Economic Growth and Housing Development, Waltham Forest Council
• Toby Fox, chair
Supported by Davitt Jones Bould