APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 64 Just one of the thousands of similar comments from UK road users to the Government’s 2030 ban and EV Policies “This is all very well for metropolitan elites living in the centre of London, but for most people a car is not just a way of life, but an essential part of day-to-day life in the UK. It is strange telling us we must walk and cycle, but for most if not all "normal" people with jobs and lives, this is not really possible. Since there is only 8 and a Half Years to go till the full 2030 ban, I do not think this is anywhere near enough time for society, industry, and government to adjust to this change in transportation. Hardly anyone has a charging point at their house, where will the electricity come from to charge 30M+ vehicles since most of our power stations have been shut down or mothballed, and we know it will never come from wind power, so that nullifies the argument that electric cars are green. We have an existing infrastructure for oil and petrol so why not heavily invest in e-Fuels and fuel catalysts, that means the existing infrastructure could be used easily, rather than the huge cost and disruption of mothballing the fuel infrastructure, and the cost and disruption of adapting and rebuilding the economy to facilitate electric driven cars. How many subsidies will be required in that short timeframe to force people to buy electric cars, and what will happen to all the petrol/diesel cars, they will be useless, and all have to be recycled. People will potentially lose money on those car purchases as no one will want to buy them. This will start happening very soon, not in 8 Years as people will see those cars as worthless to buy. “AS from Paisley The Government must listen and act on majority opinion and….  Publish a full and detailed independent cost/benefit analysis on the impact of the ban in the sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles in 2030 and to justify the Government’s un-consulted decisions to push UK’s 37m drivers to drive Electric Vehicles.  Explain how £35bn of fuel taxes will be replaced and collected in the move to ban diesel and petrol fuelled vehicles.  Remove the threat of fossil fuelled vehicle bans and leave vehicle manufacturers to evolve clean fossil fuel technology.  Set up a new road user advisory group made up of experts representing grass root Motorists, Cyclists, Taxis, Van Drivers, Truckers, to help advise on future Government Road transport policy  Build dedicated cycle schemes AWAY from existing roads to reduce congestion and ensure safety for ALL road users.  Investigate thoroughly usage of fuel catalysts/additives proven to cut emissions and fuel consumption in fossil fuels, that are available now, as a legal requirement to be in bulk fuel deliveries to all forecourts. Similar to successful clean air policies adopted in the US State of Texas and elsewhere.  Investigate and invest in e-Fuels that are carbon neutral and use recycled CO 2 from the atmosphere to make combustible fuels that can be used in existing ICEs. The Report has been produced and paid for by the FairFuelUK Campaign for the APPG for Fair Fuel for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers. FairFuelUK is managed by the Campaign's Founder Howard Cox and funding is through support from key founding backers the FTA, Logistics UK and regular donations from supporters. Previous backers have included the RAC, Association of Pallet Networks, UKLPG and others. Donations can be made at Mobile: 07515421611, email :