With a need to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and with transport accounting for about a quarter of carbon dioxide emitted, change is needed to help the UK meet its 2050 net zero targets.
In 2020 the Government also announced the sale of new petrol and diesel cars would end by 2030.
We are inviting the public to have their say on a new Alternative Fuels Strategy (AFS) before it is finalised. The AFS aims to help tackle climate change and air pollution by helping Cambridgeshire and Peterborough switch away from petrol and diesel vehicles. The strategy includes alternative fuelled cars, buses, lorries and rail.
The AFS will also support the cleaner growth of the economy and jobs.
Areas the strategy will cover includes:
- Increasing the amount of electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
- Encouraging people to choose an alternative fuelled vehicle (AFV) like an electric car.
- Encouraging people to walk, cycle or take public transport as the first choice for journeys, as a way to significantly cut emissions.
The consultation runs for six weeks and you have until the end of the day 21st December to return your feedback via a short, simple survey.
The strategy will be part of the Combined Authority’s developing Local Transport and Connectivity Plan which was consulted on in Spring/Summer 2022. The AFS has been developed jointly with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and therefore also covers Norfolk and Suffolk.
The AFS is planned formally adopted as part of the Combined Authority’s overall transport strategy in Spring 2023