British motorists will be paid up to £ 3,000 (about $ 4,000) to ditch their cars and use public transport, bicycles, e-scooters, car sharing or taxis. About this on Saturday reported The Times.
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will receive government money in the form of "loans" as part of a government program to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
A pilot project will start in Coventry this spring, offering payments to owners of cars with diesel and gasoline engines that rolled off the assembly line before 2016 and until 2006, respectively. The program is designed for two years, after which its effectiveness will be assessed.
The British traveled a total of 574 billion kilometers in their vehicles in 2019, up 11% from five years ago, according to the UK Department of Transport.
Motorists are “the largest contributor to the UK's carbon footprint, costing billions of dollars annually,” according to Xavier Bryce, head of the cycling and walking charity.
Great Britain will ban the sale new gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles from 2035, five years earlier than planned.
British authorities are planning to allocate £ 255 million to local communities to develop schemes that reduce emissions from diesel engines. A total of £ 3 billion will be allocated to programs to improve air quality.
France is preparing to ban the sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2040, and the Norwegian parliament has set a goal that all local cars should have zero emissions by 2025.