The government’s decision to cut the plug-in car, van and truck grant has been described as “the wrong move at the wrong time” and “disappointing” by trade groups. The Department for Transport said the grant scheme was being updated to target less expensive models and allowing the scheme’s funding to go further. Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: “The increasing choice of new vehicles, growing demand from customers and rapidly rising number of charge points mean that, while the level of […]
The RHA has called on the government to review its clean air zone (CAZ) policy after another local authority said it was looking at alternative ways of improving air quality without charging drivers.
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.