Electric vehicles could go first at traffic lights under UK clean air zone plans

Electric vehicles could go first at traffic lights under UK clean air zone plans
 

Drivers of electric vehicles could be allowed to use bus lanes in five UK cities and even go first at traffic lights, to tackle illegal levels of air pollution, the government has suggested.
Launching its consultation on clean air zones to be introduced in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton, the environment department said air pollution killed 50,000 people each year at an annual social cost of £27.5bn.
Electric vehicles, which emit no pollution directly, are seen as a key way for local authorities to bring down levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the five cities, which... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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