DFT Consultation launched to consider ground breaking technologies that will transform how we travel over the next decade.

  • consultation launched on measures to place the UK at the forefront of cutting-edge transport technologies
  • proposals will lead to even more EV charge points that are inclusively designed for all drivers
  • views sought on drones and autonomous vessels that could perform new functions, such as delivering goods and aiding search-and-rescue missions

Measures to safely maximise the opportunities and benefits from emerging aviation technology, including drones, and expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK are among a raft of proposals set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (28 September 2021).

With radical changes in transport expected over the next decade, the government is making sure the right framework is in place to drive innovation, keep people safe and harness the benefits of new technologies right across the country.

Among the proposals being considered are future plans for a robust and expansive charge point network that will allow everyone to make the switch to electric, supporting the government’s commitment to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The proposals would support even more charge points along motorways, streets and at popular destinations to make them more accessible, as well as helping to ensure they are inclusively designed so they are easy to use by all.

Future of Transport consultation

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