The Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), an academic consortium of more than 80 academics across the UK, issued a report calling on the government to devise a strategy allowing people to have a good standard of living without needing a car.
“Car use is a massive blind spot on government policy,” Prof Jillian Anable, one of the authors of the report, said.
The report warns that electrifying cars will not address traffic jams, urban sprawl and wasted space for parking. Walking, cycling, public transport and vehicle-sharing should be made available wherever possible.
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