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Electric dreams: an interview with transport minister Rachel Maclean

The UK is leading the way on decarbonising vehicles

By Josh Lowe  

“The work we are putting in today will put us at the forefront of the global zero-emission vehicle revolution”. © Leon Neal, WPA Pool/Getty Images

Decarbonising our energy use means we’ll need to lean more heavily on electricity to get us from A to B. But electric vehicles aren’t just good for the environment—the coming boom in the sector could be beneficial for the UK economy, too.

Here, transport minister Rachel Maclean explains the government’s plans for powering this green revolution.

Why was the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles brought forward to 2030 last year?

We are taking steps now to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050. In June 2019, the UK became…

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