Much has been made of the London Mayor’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), as a way forward to improve the capital’s air quality. However, the new tax is seen by many as unscientific and unjust. Essentially, ULEZ represents a regressive ‘pay to pollute’ methodology, with an unfairly large effect on the least wealthy, and no effect on those who can afford to pay the ULEZ tax and carry on using their vehicles. Proof London’s ULEZ may not be working to improve air quality is described in depth later in this blog. Shaun Bailey, the Tory London mayoral candidate for 2020,Read Whole Article

Battery production capacity for motor vehicles is currently scarce, expensive and suffering supply lags and challenges.  This may change over time, but for some period securing an economic supply of battery production capacity will be pivotal to the successful commercialisation of electrified vehicles, and to the relative fortunes of individual auto makers.  At the same time, electrification is a proven route to tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, or elimination.  Therefore, the efficient deployment of available battery capacity between competing applications is critical to maximising fleet CO2 reduction.   In summary, this data strongly suggests that policy unilaterally favouring one technologyRead Whole Article