A consultation launched today (10 August) by Black Country Transport urges anyone living or working in the region to share their views on its new ULEV strategy, vision and implementation plan.
The plan sets out a series of recommendations for Black Country councils to consider in order to prepare for the anticipated 2035 government ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles.
The existing petrol and diesel vehicle ban is set for 2040, but the government has indicated the intention to bring this date forward to 2035 or earlier and extend the ban to hybrid vehicles.
Black Country Transport is a strategic transport partnership between the 4 Black Country authorities (City of Wolverhampton Council, Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC and Walsall MBC).
Councillor Steve Evans, City of Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for City Environment said: "Our aim is to lead the West Midlands on the road to net carbon zero by amplifying and accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles.
“We want to hear what is important to people living and working in the Black Country, and understand more about how they currently use, or would like to use, electric vehicles, to help us develop suitable infrastructure across the region."
The consultation begins today (Monday 10 August) and will run until Friday 2 October. To view the full strategy and vision document, or to complete the online survey please visit Black Country Transport - Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Strategy.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, this consultation will be hosted online, but printable versions of the consultation survey and telephone guides are available from Transportinnovation@Blackcountrytransport.org.uk.