New homes in England could be required to be fitted with electric car charging points, under proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The strategy also calls for some new street lighting on UK roads to have charge points fitted. Details of a sales ban on new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040 are also expected to be set out. The strategy comes at a time when the government is facing criticism for failing to reduce carbon emissions. The government’s target is to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.
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The government’s plan to clean up the nation’s road traffic has been dismissed as a “road to nowhere” by green campaigners. Transport secretary Chris Grayling will unveil proposals, as part of his long-awaited Road to Zero strategy, which are intended to phase out high-polluting diesel and petrol vehicles. A shift to electric vehicles promises to clean up the country’s toxic air and help meet its ambitious climate targets, and the new plan is meant to ease this transition. The strategy has been plagued by delays, prompting Lord Deben from the Committee on Climate Change to urge the government to “get on with it”. As details of the plan finally emerge, environmental groups have criticised the government for dragging its feet on a move to electric vehicles which is already well underway elsewhere, including Scotland.
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