The city council of Liverpool is currently discussing a new clean air plan to curb NOx pollution. Transport got a big role to play, meaning that EVs will be incentivised and charging infrastructure installed, while diesel may be banned.
At least from the council’s own fleet as they strive to not deploy any more diesel-fuelled vehicles in the inner city from 2019 with the wider city to follow by 2024.
The trade is encouraged to switch to electric too. Furthermore, Liverpool plans to install 100 additional EV charging stations.
On a more prohibitive note, proposals were made to introduce fines for drivers who keep their engines running while they wait for someone, also known as vehicle idling. A campaign to encourage more people to switch to more ecological modes of transport like walking or cycling may be introduced as well.