In the objection submitted to the government, the MCIA continues to reason that our industry needs ‘more time’ to adjust to zero-emission obligations – and slapping an earlier end date isn’t how to get things sorted.
“We put forward a compelling case in our Journey to a Brighter Destination document for the continued support of large capacity leisure motorcycling and why it needs to be treated as such in the consultation,” states Tony Campbell, the Chief Executive of the MCIA in a report from Visordown.
“Its minimal emissions, low mileage, important contributions to the economy, sport, tourism and mental health benefits are all reasons why a fairer, progressive and more bespoke approach is needed to phase out new non zero emission motorcycles.”
“Making up just 0.5% of UK domestic transport emissions, this news is a missed opportunity to allow industry more time to adapt, and for technology to catch up,” adds the MCIA.
“We recognise our environmental contribution will increase as other transport modes phase out and so support the decision to phase out L1 vehicles by 2030,” finishes Campbell.
“However, we do not support the decision to include L3e-A1, which even with an ICE powertrain are significantly more environmentally efficient than some electric cars.”