In a grim prediction, Top Gear host Chris Harris says that the government wants automobiles “gone.”
Chris Harris, host of TOP GEAR, has cautioned that the government wants vehicles and other kinds of personal transportation to be phased out in favor of public transportation.
The Top Gear host stated emphatically that the government desired people to “live in cities and use public transportation.” He made his attack public on social media, calling the conclusion a “bleak” prophecy.
“Think any government minister who says electric cars are just for rich people who travel short distances or don’t want the limitless flexibility of an ICE is probably telling the truth,” he remarked.
“However unappealing it may appear.
“Because I’m a cynic, I believe the government simply wants personal transportation to disappear.
“Let’s argue about electricity/hydrogen/kale/whatever.
“In actuality, get people living in cities to use public transportation, and that’s the end of it.
“It’s bleak, but it’s my opinion.”
His comments follow the announcement of a slew of new anti-car policies in recent months.
The government has previously said that all new gasoline and diesel cars will be phased out by 2030.
New Clean Air Zone penalties have already been implemented in Birmingham and Bath, aimed at non-compliant petrol and diesel vehicle drivers.
This October, London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone will be expanded to include all regions between the North and South Circulars.
Next month, E10 fuel will be available, with 600,000 older vehicles expected to be non-compliant.
Petrol and diesel vans may be prohibited by the end of the decade, according to the government’s new Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
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The new Decarbonisation plan, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, is “only the beginning” of road reforms.
In the House of Commons, however, he was obliged to declare that the government was not anti-car.
Theresa Villers, a former Conservative MP, said the government needed to decarbonize automobiles rather than “demonize” them.