APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 16 Were the electorate consulted about the 2030 ban? 4 out of 5 (79%) of ALL road users claim the Government did not consult with road users regarding introducing the 2030 new fossil fuelled vehicle sales ban. Yet, 75% of cyclists and a small percentage of drivers who currently drive electric vehicles say they WERE asked about this policy. How can that perception be? The imbalance in this survey response reflects the current divide between demonisation of internal combustion engine vehicles versus the political bias afforded towards cyclists, particularly in urban areas. What road users, real people in the UK electorate are saying. Here is a random selection from over 5000 comments sent in from survey respondents. SJL from Barnet says: “There has been a clear lack of valid or reliable information on this electrical ideology being pushed by a few. The consequences of significantly higher unit costs of electricity but a small point apparently forgotten.” DE from Didcot said: “With petrol engines getting cleaner all the time and the green cost of all electric vehicles not known, we should really assess if this ban would have any worthwhile benefit”. MF from Stourport -on-Severn said: “The 2030 date was clearly plucked out of the air without the government having the faintest idea whether it is realistically achievable. Furthermore, the ban is justified on the basis of a 'climate emergency' that does not exist. Most politicians have no knowledge of science so are easily duped by environmental activists, whose aims are political not environmental.” PBW from West Bromw ich said: “This has been greatly "green" driven by those in power who don't have a clue about the daily realities for most of us. Public transport is too expensive and a joke. With my own vehicle, I can go where and when I want with a minimum inconvenience. I regularly travel to Scotland and the ONLY way I could keep my schedule is by car.”