Government Transport Ministers have made calls to end Brits from owning their own cars and having “shared transport” instead.
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison believes the new proposals will be “fit for the future” and she has asked for “greater flexibility over vehicle use.
Harrison said the UK needs to move away from its “20th-century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership.”
She added it’s “staggering” that almost two-thirds of trips were done by lone drivers.
MHarrison also warned the UK was now at a “tipping point” where shared transport of cars could soon be a “realistic option” for many people.
She said, “[It will soon be a] realistic option for many of us to get around.
“Where mobility hubs become a familiar part of our street architecture, and where all these options will be available to book and pay for at the touch of a smartphone.
“The challenge is to move further and faster to make shared mobility less of a novelty and increasing the norm to make it as easy, as convenient and as accessible as possible.”
She added, “I think the benefits are really significant.
“From clean air to healthier populations to greater connectivity for more people, no matter where they live.”
This could spark the beginning of the end for petrol and diesel cars as the government is under pressure to meet their COP26 targets.
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