There has been a 29% increase of road traffic in the last 30 years and this continues to grow, with only 0.5% of that traffic being made in ultra low emission vehicles. Commercial vehicles account for a quarter of the estimated 328 billion miles of road traffic in the UK each year, and are more likely to operate at higher levels within high carbon emission zones.
Vehicles make up for 22% of the air pollution in the UK, which is causing detriment not only to the planet itself, but to ourselves. High levels of air pollution that we see in large cities like London and Birmingham for example, can have adverse effects on our health and wellbeing,
The UK faces some of the most challenging economy wide CO2 reduction targets in the world, with plans to decarbonise the entire fleet of vehicles across the country by 2050. Many commercial vehicle manufacturers, like Mercedes and Tesla, are already working hard to build ultra low emission vehicles.