A proposal by the National Infrastructure Commission suggests ministers should ban all sales of petrol and diesel HGVs in the UK by 2040.
The idea comes as an answer to the increase of congestion and pollution in many British cities. “In response to worsening congestion, the report recommends that city planning authorities ensure freight is part of their long term infrastructure strategies alongside transport, homes and jobs,” the report explains.
Such a move can be achieved my creating new rules and standards for low carbon emission practices. The report calls for a better collaboration between businesses and the government to ensure targets are met.
The idea has already drawn serious criticism from freight experts and industry bodies saying the goal is unrealistic and could put the freight sector in a very difficult position.
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