Delivering a speech to the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference, Transport Minister Michael Ellis said the UK is the second largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles in the EU and 1 in 5 electric cars sold in Europe were made in the UK. He stressed the importance of the partnership’s work in developing road transport emissions advice and the work of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce in developing sustainable transportation plans, citing the taskforce’s work with the Department for Transport and TFL in devising the Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme. He added the government is providing £1.5 billion to encourage the purchase of ultra-low emission vehicles and infrastructure for these vehicles. He also talked in detail about the government’s Road to Zero Strategy and its role in creating a “clear pathway” towards zero emissions through its strong emphasis on ultra-low emission vehicles. The minster also shared his optimism for the UK utilizing renewable transport fuels over the next 15 years.