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The world’s first zero-emission vehicle summit to be held in Birmingham, UK, in September

The event will gather world leaders, industry experts, agencies, academic and financial institutions to discuss how to support the development of ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles

  • June 06, 2018 18:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The world’s first zero-emission vehicle summit will be held in Birmingham, UK, in September, where public and private stakeholders will discuss innovative future transport technologies. The event will gather world leaders, industry experts, agencies, academic and financial institutions to discuss how to support the development of ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles. Further, it has announced an overall package of 1.7 billion Euros to be spent on ultra-low emission vehicles before 2021, and additional support for the development of electric bicycles as an alternative mode of transport for short journeys.

As the world’s first zero-emission vehicle summit, the event could catalyse significant technological progress, helping to reduce atmospheric pollution and ultimately achieve Europe’s ambitious climate change targets. The UK government has already expressed its commitment to pursuing zero-emission vehicles as a means of decarbonising transport, and has announced plans to prohibit the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, meaning that all new vehicles will need be almost free of emissions by that date.

Source: Government Europa



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