Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire

Contrary to popular myth, most particulates do not come from modern diesel engines, but from wear between the vehicle’s tyres and the road. Given that electric vehicles tend to be heavier than their conventional counterparts owing to the weight of the batteries, which increases tyre wear and road wear, does the Minister have any concerns that the increased use of electric vehicles may lead to increasing levels of particulates?