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SUPPORTING ELECTRIC VEHICLE UPTAKE IN POLLUTED AREAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2628: tabled on 18 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the importance of electric vehicles in achieving the UK’s ambitious climate commitments, including its goal of net zero road emissions by 2040 and net zero emissions by 2050; further recognises the importance of encouraging electric vehicle use for mitigating against air pollution and improving air quality, which remains a pervasive issue in the UK, as shown by recent mapping done by the Friends of the Earth organization which revealed almost 2,000 locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to have levels of air pollution that exceed safety limits; considers the Government’s plan to phase out the plug-in grants currently available for electric vehicles following 2020, which could risk leaving a significant gap in consumer incentives for electric vehicle uptake; and calls on the Government to provide greater financial incentives for electric vehicle uptake particularly among residents of polluted areas, who suffer disproportionately the effects of conventional petrol and diesel vehicle use on human and environmental health, as well as to bolster its plans to support electric vehicle uptake beyond 2020 and reduce overall vehicle use.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.