Personally to me it seems to be a load of carp.,
What about HGV's etc that Have to use Diesel, don't see there being an EV HGV in 10 years, unless some genius lives among us!!
Vans are another issue, basically anything commercial just can't run off of Leccytric.
The Voice for LPG seems to be getting louder though, and i've seen a fair few stories regarding LPG conversions in london going stratospheric!
I myself don't see how it would be possible for all this to happen by 2030 i thought 2040 was optimistic. LOL
LPG's growth IMO is inevitable, especially in the commercial sector, and it'll also benefit us IE more stations prolly a reasonable price too!
You'd think so on the LPG front, but if thats the case, how come stations are closing or left out of order for months on end? London area, it will be partly the taxi drivers looking at options for their existing vehicles driving a lot of it I would guess. I've seen a few LPG converted Toyota Prius about - all of them taxis. alot of the problem is there is a significant amount of people who will happly take up whatever shiny vehicle they can afford on PCP, so don't own it and hence can't convert it, combine that with the various other credit options and the lack of any UK manufacturer converted vehicles and it leaves only older vehicles available for conversion. Thats before you take out any that can't be converted or its not work converting for the most part (Direct injection Petrols, Small cars with no real space to spare for a tank, Diesels which yes can be converted via Fumigation, but its not common to see and payback is very slow on them) and its leaving you very limited.
Lorry wise, LNG has existed and a few of the big names have had a go at using them, John Lewis uses some vehicles on that. But takeup is very limited and subject to change as things progress, Optermistic for any of the dates they state, when have they ever managed to deliver anything as they promised though? Brexit? HS2? I've seen them state 2027 for a full fibre rollout to the whole country for internet (and analogue phone line switch off) and I doubt they could even manage that, which would be much simpler than what they hope to achieve as far as this is concerned. I'd suspect its more likely they would be forced to prevent the registration of any new vehicles rather than banning what already exists from being used and wait for the amount of vehicles to decrease as they get to a point where they aren't able to be used anymore.
London wise, the problem isn't just the ULEZ - the parking round alot of the congestion area is also loaded by 50% ontop of the base rate for older vehicles, anything pre 2006 on petrol or pre 2015 Diesel gets a higher rate charged than a newer vehicle. And its all phone based for on street parking so no way to avoid it as you have to enter your reg number to park.
Simon - typically the trunk routes through any of those areas are excluded from the zone as such - the A38 through Birmingham when they bring their zone into play is supposed to be outside of it, same with the roads around the congestion zone in London, just means really you can't go into the last bit of the journey. Though of course that may change with time.