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Britain Is Seeking A Transition To Electric Cars
Aug 09, 2017

China energy storage net news: in recent years, the international automobile manufacturers are aimed at the British electric car market, geely the coventry London taxi company in commercial vehicle group, and factories were inaugurated in March of this year.

The UK government has announced it will ban petrol and diesel cars from the market by 2040, when it will allow only new energy, such as electric cars, to be sold.The UK environment secretary Michael gove said the action was taken to tackle road traffic pollution.However, the analysis suggests that there are still a lot of challenges for the UK to fully turn to electric vehicles, and that the specific policies need to be pushed forward smoothly.

The department for environment, food and rural affairs said the solution to road traffic pollution, according to the plan, the British government will ensure that there will be no gasoline and diesel on 2050 roads, which means that since 2040 the government will not be allowed to gasoline and diesel sales.This policy, it is because the UK's Supreme Court ruled that the British government before air pollution control plan did not meet the eu environmental standards, therefore urged the government to come up with a plan "" comprehensive management.

It plans to invest about 3 billion pounds to tackle road traffic pollution

Air pollution can easily lead to health problems such as cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease.According to a study published last year by the royal college of medicine in London, about 40,000 people a year die from outdoor air pollution in the UK.

"We can no longer continue to use diesel and gasoline vehicles, gasoline and diesel will lead to health problems, accelerating climate change or damage the earth's environment, and is not conducive to the growth of the next generation, in addition to absorb new technology, we have no other choice.We have to take action."Michael gove told the press.

In order to improve air quality in the long run, following European countries such as France and Norway, the British government is determined to ban diesel cars and petrol cars from 2040.To that end, the government plans to invest some 3 billion pounds to tackle road traffic pollution and support green travel.The plan mainly supports the development of electric vehicles.One billion pounds is used to support the use of ultra-low emission vehicles, including the construction of infrastructure such as charging piles;1.2 billion for bicycles and walking;290 million pounds for retrofitting buses and plug-in taxis;100 million pounds for the transformation of the national highway network.

The plan encourages business and academia to apply to the UK government for projects to develop electric car batteries.

The plan also calls for specific measures by local governments to improve air quality in heavily polluted areas by improving road layouts and collecting pollution taxes.

The trend for electric cars to replace diesels has emerged

In the context of the rapid development of electric vehicles and related technologies, the trend of electric vehicles to replace diesel vehicles has emerged in both the UK and the rest of the world.Britain's new energy vehicles account for only 4.4 per cent of car sales, according to figures released by the British carmaker and dealers association in June.

The analysis suggests that restricting diesel cars is the current European Union's overall action.The eu has shown great determination to implement zero emissions this year, and the market is expected to give up on the diesel market.Even after brexit, the UK must attach importance to European markets and remain competitive only on environmental standards.

Some carmakers and energy companies, which dominate the UK market, are already prepared.BMW has announced that it will start making pure electric Mini cars in Oxford, England, in 2019.In July, Volvo became the world's first manufacturer to announce that it will only introduce electric or hybrid vehicles from 2019.The UK's charging master, which operates 5,600 charging stations, said it would add 250 new fast charging stations in the UK this year.

According to a bloomberg analysis, electric vehicles will be the future trend and the number of electric cars in the UK is expected to be 80 per cent by 2040.

Britain's existing road traffic pollution policies will promote the development of electric vehicle industry.In may this year, the British government submitted a draft of clean air expanding construction area, the British government expert thinks, the clean air area from the current six increased to 27, thus reducing the pollution will be equal to create the value of more than 1 billion pounds, and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, set area measures to clean diesel is more efficient than scrap.If the government's pollution plan pushes more towns to clean air areas, electric cars have an advantage over conventional cars.

We will further accelerate the transformation of the traditional auto industry

Despite the government's strong support, the popularization of electric vehicles still faces challenges in terms of investment, technology and market.The popularization of electric vehicles requires the simultaneous development of infrastructure such as charging piles.There are now about 11,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the UK, far from being able to meet the demand for the transition to electric vehicles.

In addition, the battery life of most electric cars is limited, and the battery production technology still needs to be improved.The average battery life of a Japanese electric car is five years.Replacing the battery over time is a negative factor in promoting electric vehicles to consumers.

At the moment, gasoline and diesel vehicles are still the mainstream of British consumer spending, and the acceptance of electric cars, fuel-cell cars and plug-in hybrids remains to be seen.

Automobile manufacturing is one of the pillar industries in the UK, and the development of electric vehicles will bring shock and challenge to the traditional automobile industry.The British association of automobile manufacturers and sellers trade director mike hawass said, if failed to give enough time to make adjustments, the plan will damage the UK automotive industry, traditional threaten 800000 jobs.Mr Hawass argued that the government should adopt incentives to avoid hurting the traditional car industry, and that specific policies would need to move smoothly.


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