By Paul Homewood
Labour’s new manifesto has been deliberately vague about its policies to decarbonise transport, following attacks from its trade union backers worried about the effect on jobs.
It talks about improving public transport, investing in EV charging infrastructure and supporting EV manufacture. In other words, all of the usual, bland promises all the parties are making. Nowhere is there any mention of concrete action.
However, we do have a pretty good idea of what they intend, because we have the Thirty by 2030 report, published in October, which they commissioned and which they have already endorsed.
This included some very specific recommendations for the transport sector:
Perhaps the most significant is the target to have between 21.5m and 25m EVs on the road by 2030, out of a total of about 32m. Assuming a lifetime of ten years for cars, this would effectively mean that all…
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