APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 12 The APPG’s 7 Key Recommendations to the Government Recommendation 3. It is critical a long-term road transport strategy is put together that benefits and unites ALL road users with an emphasis on public transport and freeing up our congested roads. Residents, businesses, motorists are incensed with current political policies such as the discord created by Local Traffic Neighbourhood schemes and Cycle Lanes causing blockades, congestion, and deferred pollution. The APPG and FairFuelUK call on the Government to build new cycle schemes away from existing roads. The growing conflict in road policy is being fuelled by a laudable but mistaken belief that cycling is the ultimate transport solution. While drivers and motorcyclists pay for all road space, the recent allocation of many existing urban highways is mostly for the benefit of a few who are 'unrepresentative of the population at large'. Recommendation 1. The Government should immediately remove the threat of the 2030 ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles. Instead, they should incentivise the move to clean fuels by motivating industry and entrepreneurs to develop technologies that will not impact adversely on the economy, drivers, or businesses. In true Conservative fashion, allow the market to dictate what clean fuel technology is best and affordable for all drivers not through a very costly, divisive ineffective Government mandate. Recommendation 2. Two thirds of drivers (66%) excluding EV owners want the Government to produce full post Covid recovery Cost Benefit Analyses as to the impact of the 2030 ban on the sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles. The APPG calls for detailed independent fiscal evaluations as to the cost of pushing UK drivers to use EVs by the end of the decade. The impact of this policy on our motor manufacturing industry, the cost of supplying electricity via the national grid in terms of both capital and ongoing costs. This report must demonstrate what will be the impact on independent garages, logistics operations, low-income families, small businesses, inflation, and jobs. To also include how long charging times will ever be practical for business and motorists, plus their effect on the economy itself. Above all, to objectively demonstrate if this policy will achieve lower vehicle emissions and be more beneficial than the cost of implementing the 2030 ban itself.