Shell wants to be a leading player in the sustainable transport system of tomorrow. That is why we are taking action today, investing in a range of alternative fuels with low or no carbon emissions, like hydrogen or EV charging, and are helping our customers to offset the transport emissions that are less easy to avoid.
In the UK, transport remains the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, accounting for 34% of CO2 emissions in 2019. This needs to change. There is a vital need to reduce emissions caused by transport: both local emissions that cause air pollution in our towns and cities and the CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change.
This means working with our customers to address their fuel emissions and supporting and encouraging the uptake of sustainable transport options such as low-emissions cars like electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen vehicles.
Shell also supports the UK Government's ambition to increase the uptake of low-emissions cars and believes the phase out date for sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles could be brought forward to 2030, to make sure the UK meets the 2050 net zero target. However, this could only be delivered through a robust government plan to make the transition fair and deliverable.
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