With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.
Responding to the National Audit Office report on reducing carbon emissions from cars by 2050, Cllr David Renard, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association said:
“Councils share the Government’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions from transport. Amid competing demands, councils are working hard to improve infrastructure for electric vehicles, which play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in our local communities.
“Councils want to help the Government devise future funding schemes to help achieve its 2050 target. With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help support motorists to switch to zero emission vehicles.”