Policy paper

Reducing emissions from road transport: Road to Zero Strategy

Sets out new measures to clean up road transport and lead the world in the developing, manufacturing and using zero emission road vehicles.

Documents

The Road to Zero

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Transport energy model

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The Road to Zero Strategy outlines how the government will support the transition to zero emission road transport and reduce emissions from conventional vehicles during the transition. The strategy is long term in scope and ambition, considering the drivers of change, opportunities and risks out to 2050 and beyond. Its focus, however, is on what the UK will do now to lay the foundations for the transition.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has also published development and outputs of the transport energy model (TEM).

The TEM assesses the energy consumption, air quality pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions of a range of road transport fuels and technologies over the period to 2050. This via a ‘side by side’ comparisons of various vehicle powertrain technology and fuel options for cars, vans, buses, trucks and HGVs.

The TEM has been developed by DfT, working with stakeholders from industry, academia, environmental groups and government.

Published 9 July 2018
Last updated 12 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Greenhouse gas emissions estimates from diesel buses in the TEM report and Road to Zero have been amended. The representation of well-to-wheel GHG emissions of cars in (figure A2 on p.118 of Road to Zero and graph 1 on p.17 of the TEM report) has also been amended.
  2. First published.