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UK: Car ownership must end to meet emission targets

A report by the Science and Technology Select Committee of the UK Parliament has said that private car ownership should end for the UK to become a carbon-neutral country.

It is reported that the government should not look at reducing emissions by replacing existing cars with lower-emission vehicles as manufacturing alternative fuel cell vehicles like EVs would still produce substantial emissions. The report says that in the long term, personal vehicle ownership is not compatible with significant emission reduction.

According to the report, the UK's plan to ban sales of conventional cars by 2040 was criticized for not coming soon enough. The country is not on track to meet emission targets for 2023 and 2032. The report asked for ultra-low-emission vehicles to account for 60% of new car sales by 2030 and if possible, 100% by 2035.

The committee also said that for the time being, more incentives should be given to zero-emission vehicles and the number of EV charging points should be increased, especially in shared facilities like apartments.

Source: Autocar

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