Bridget Rosewell - Commissioner

Britain can become an electric vehicle country by 2030

Britain can become an electric vehicle country by 2030

After 100 years of incremental change, we are on the cusp of a revolution on our roads. The age of the internal combustion engine is being consigned to history, but all too slowly. Today vehicles contribute to 80 per cent of air pollution breaches in the UK. The Times’ Clean Air For All campaign is...

Going electric: rolling out an EV charging network
Portrait of Bridget Rosewell

Going electric: rolling out an EV charging network

After 100 years of incremental change, in the coming decades we will witness a revolution on our roads. With more and more drivers going electric, the reign of the internal combustion engine will slowly but surely be committed to history. Once the preserve of only the most environmentally conscious, now EVs are going mainstream. While...

Preparing now for the Roads for the Future
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Preparing now for the Roads for the Future

Over the next few decades, we will witness a revolution on our roads. Thanks to advancing technology, the vehicles of tomorrow will have the capacity to be digitally connected and driverless. By 2050, the way we reach our destinations will be unrecognisable. In our lifetime, driverless vehicles are set to shake things up on a...

Transforming the nation’s roads

Transforming the nation’s roads

The advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will revolutionise how we think about and use the roads and motorways that criss-cross our country – and I’m delighted that the brightest and best of the British infrastructure industry have turned their minds to the challenge that poses, through our Roads for the Future competition. Launched...

A chance to design the Roads for the Future

A chance to design the Roads for the Future

While sales of diesel cars may be falling as drivers switch to petrol, and the numbers of electric cars being bought are increasing, manufacturers are turning their collective attention to the next technology set to hit the UK’s roads: driverless cars.  Once the preserve of sci-fi films, companies from Tesla to Toyota are now investing...

Creating a sense of place

Creating a sense of place

The arc encompassing Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford is one of the most economically productive in the country, contributing some £90billion a year to the national economy.  But this success cannot be taken for granted, and to secure its future better transport links and far more homes are needed – creating whole new communities in...

Judging the Wolfson Economics Prize

Judging the Wolfson Economics Prize

It’s a question that has been exercising policymakers for 50 years: how do you deliver an effective, efficient, fair and sustainable system of paying for road use? It’s also increasingly pertinent: we face falling fuel duties, rapid growth in electric vehicles (which pay neither Vehicle Excise Duty nor fuel duty), and increasing deployment of telematics...


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