Decarbonising agent TerraClean says not enough has been done to embrace current technologies that can reduce vehicle emissions.
The UK Government’s net zero emissions strategy is accelerating, with the roll out of further Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZs) and Clean Air Zones (CAZs) taking place during 2022, and the sale of new petrol and diesel cars set to be outlawed in the UK from 2030.
Focus has been put on radical changes to the UK vehicle parc with drivers slowly making the change to hybrid and electric vehicles, but TerraClean distributor, Randstad’s sales director Philip Dowd, says technology to reduce emissions and improve air quality already exist.
He said: “The UK government is rightly making moves to improve air quality but the measures being taken are radical and will revolutionise the vehicle parc.
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“The move to net-zero may see more harm being inflicted on the environment as we use higher volumes of energy to extract resources, such as lithium and cobalt, to manufacture electric vehicle batteries.
“There are proven solutions that can be used to clean diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and ensure older vehicles are running as cleanly as possible, and reduce the burden on motorists.”
With charging infrastructure still a challenge and continued anxieties over range, compounded by increasing electricity costs, TerraClean argues that through regular preventative maintenance and the current annual MOT inspection, vehicle emissions can be more closely monitored.
TerraClean, through a number of products, removes harmful carbon deposits from a vehicle, giving off less harmful emissions that contribute to poor air quality.