British roads have record number of ULEVs

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British roads have record number of ULEVs

The Department for Transport has published figures that show a record number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on Britain’s roads.

The report shows that there were 9,567 ULEVs registered in the UK between April and June, an increase of 49 per cent on the same period last year and 253 per cent on two years previous.

The government is currently spending £600 million in this parliament to support the rise of ULEVs, working to achieve its aim for all cars and vans to be zero-emission by 2050.

“I am delighted to see more drivers than ever are choosing electric vehicles,” said Roads Minister, John Hayes. “As awareness of the benefits grows, even more motorists will buy these cleaner, greener vehicles, which are cheaper to run. These statistics show our investment is making a real difference in encouraging people to choose electric and help protect the environment.”

It’s great to see that the figures are moving in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go to meet the government’s 2050 target. ULEVs represent just 1.1 per cent of all new registrations in the quarter. Government projections show this percentage should be at nine per cent by 2020.

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