APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 6 “I hope the Government will heed the warnings from a growing number of concerned Parliamentarians and organisations and consider the recommendations in the Fair Fuel APPG Report. The all-encompassing push for us all to drive electric is ill-thought through, especially in light of the potential hydrogen or natural raw material alternatives currently in development, and any ban on diesel and petrol (ICE powered) car sales in 2030 will hit those in Lincolnshire and my City of Lincoln constituents hard. A change of policy and wider acceptance of alternatives is needed, and so I very much welcome this excellent APPG Report’s contribution to the debate.” Karl McCartney, Conservative MP for Lincoln “Every one of us understands the need to be better environmental custodians for our planet, we all want to be more green. But being greener doesn’t mean adopting new technologies without fully understanding their own environmental impacts; it doesn’t mean setting arbitrary targets without a clear roadmap of how to achieve them; it doesn’t mean damaging an economy to meet ill-thought through aspirations for short term political gain which could be far better implemented with a little more forethought and planning. We don’t know that we will have a national grid capable of running millions of electric vehicles, and at the same time in effectively choosing electric vehicles as the only alternative we are disincentivising research into potentially better technologies, including hydrogen fuel cells. As we continue to learn about the lifecycle of EVs and their own impact on our environment it’s becoming increasingly apparent that an arbitrary target date banning the sale of fossil fuel vehicles of 2030 is just too soon. Hard working families must not be priced out of new technologies. Ordinary people want to leave the world in a better state than they found it, but that means asking them to make change voluntarily. The Government is in danger of treating what was once called Mondeo Man as an afterthought.” Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire “I welcome the recommendations of this report that highlights the need for a viable move to clean fuels that does not impact adversely on the economy, drivers or businesses. We must also ensure that all road users are involved in the development of road transport strategy and so I particularly support the idea of a Road User Consultative Group. I urge policy makers to consider very carefully the recommendations of this well- researched and informative piece of work by the Fair Fuel APPG.” James Sunderland, Conservative MP for Bracknell