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Are Priority Measures For Electric Cars Really A Good Idea?

Sunday, October 30, 2016 16:02
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– this post authored by Steve Dudhill, Nottingham Trent University

With as many as 40,000 premature deaths linked to air pollution each year, five UK cities are considering a novel approach to reduce emissions. Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton may adopt “clean air zones”, where electric cars are given priority, as part of a Pound Sterling40m government initiative to tackle pollution. By 2020, the drivers of electric vehicles could have their own designated lanes, priority at traffic lights and exemptions from one-way systems.

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