Friday 26 February 2021 / 12:01 AM Kerry McCarthy / Transport

Kerry McCarthy responds to National Audit Office report stating that Government has a “long way to go” on reaching net zero emissions from cars

Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Green Transport, responding to the National Audit Office report which states the Government has a “long way to go” on reaching net zero emissions from cars, said:

“The NAO is absolutely right to call for a clear plan from the Government in reaching net zero emissions from cars.

“Transport is the largest contributor to UK emissions, yet the Government doesn’t even have a plan to ensure that we will be ready for the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, let alone zero emissions by 2050.

“Labour’s Green Recovery plan would prioritise building zero emission vehicles in the UK and rapidly rolling out the charging infrastructure required for a smooth transition to cleaner transport.”