Grayling has responsibility for the Department for Transport (DfT)’s policies, including those relating to carbon reduction and air quality. Last year saw many major announcement’s from the DfT on diesel, alternative fuels and air quality.
£600m was announced for the manufacture of ULEZs by 2020; £100m was announced to clean up bus emissions, and £255 million was set aside for air quality plans.
The DfT also put forward proposals for van drivers to have the right to use heavier vehicles if they are electric or gas-powered.
Grayling is also an advocate for autonomous, ultra-low emission vehicles, saying they can benefit certain groups such as elderly people or people with disabilities that are unable to drive, and that the technology will make road travel more efficient.