Sandwell Council recognises the impact transport has on climate change and air pollution. Transport is the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases. It is also responsible for much of our roadside air pollution.

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The Council supports cleaner vehicle technology to reduce the impact of emissions. Black Country Transport (BCT), a strategic transport partnership between Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils, have consulted on our Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Vision and Strategy. The strategy aims to accelerate the uptake of ULEVs across the area in anticipation of a nationwide 2035 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles.

The Government's proposed ban is aimed at combating the environmental and public health implications of transport emissions. Our ULEV Strategy recommends the infrastructure and policies required across the Black Country to support the transition and overlaps with the West Midlands ULEV Strategy to ensure a joined-up regional approach.

The following documents below will provide you with more information: