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Official Cars

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 112105, tabled on 5 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to replace the road vehicles used to transport (a) MPs and (b) civil servants on Government business with electric vehicles.

Answered on

10 November 2020

The Government wants to see all cars and vans move to zero emission as soon as possible. We have consulted on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.

We want to lead the way in this transition, which is why the Government has committed that 100% of the central Government car fleet will be ultra low emission vehicles by 2030, with an interim target of 25% by 2022.

The Government Car Service is already electrifying its vehicles, with nearly 50% of their fleet either full battery electric or plug-in hybrid.

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