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Road pricing could help drive down UK emissions – here’s how to make it work

By James Dixon, Research fellow in transport & energy systems, University of Strathclyde
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Within the next two decades the UK is set for a total switch from petrol and diesel cars to electric cars, which pay virtually no tax.

To recoup the around £34bn a year currently collected through fuel and vehicle excise duty, one report has recommended that the most equitable way would be a national road pricing system. This would charge drivers for using the roads to help cover the costs of infrastructure…


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