‘Time for a green transport revolution’ – Grant Shapps: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested during a speech at the Annual conference for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) about the real potential of transport using more sustainable methods, the benefits of which have been made more visible by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rt Hon Grant Shapps commented: “We can reframe the narrative around green vehicles and show that it is this generation that will drive the transition to zero-carbon road transport.
“By working closely together, we are rebuilding our infrastructure, investing in cutting edge technology and enabling a green transport recovery.”
The Minister’s claim was backed by the findings of a poll carried out by LowCVP, which suggests that now is the moment for a ‘reset’ in terms of decarbonising road transport was backed by almost 92% of the public.
Estimating it will take less than a year for public and shared transport to recover to former usage levels were around 25% of respondents , while some 55% think the recovery will take up to five years.
The disruption caused by the pandemic has made the public more willing to accept more radical measures for greener road transport was agreed by nearly 85% of the public.
Andy Eastlake, LowCVP’s Managing Director said: “Our target must no longer be to achieve ‘low carbon’ road transport but to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from every stage of the whole transport system.”
‘Time for a green transport revolution’ – Grant Shapps