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House of Lords launches inquiry into UK's electric car transition

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Aug 11 2023 ยท 1 min read

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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Driving the news: Britain's upper house of parliament announced on Wednesday that it is launching an inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs)
• This inquiry will examine the government's strategy for phasing out fossil-fuel models, the status and future of charging infrastructure, and end-of-life disposal practices for EVs

๐Ÿ”ญ The context: The UK government has set a goal to ban the sale of new fossil-fuel-only cars by 2030, followed by a ban on hybrid vehicles with both large batteries and combustion engines by 2035 
• The inquiry by the House of Lords' environment and climate change committee is aimed at understanding how the government plans to decarbonize cars and vans in the UK

๐ŸŒŽ Why does it matter for the planet: The transition to electric vehicles is an essential part of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change
• The UK's ambitious targets are a significant step towards a cleaner transportation sector, and the inquiry will help identify barriers and solutions to achieving these goals

โญ๏ธ What's next: The committee will focus on passenger cars and potential obstacles to meeting government targets
• They will solicit input from the industry, local authorities, and other stakeholders on what the government should do to encourage greater adoption of EVs before the 2030 and 2035 deadlines

๐Ÿ’ฌ One quote: "The rubber is now hitting the road - as we can't get to net zero without individuals making changes to our lives, how we travel and what we buy" (Kate Parminter, chair of the environment and climate change committee)

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