Sadiq Khan has accused the London Conservatives of not caring about children’s lungs in a bitter spat over Ulez expansion at City Hall.
In a heated Mayor’s Questions session, Mr Khan caused outrage when he suggested that the Conservative’s opposition to Ulez expansion was tantamount to not caring about children, while also claiming Tory members were “in the pockets” of vested interest groups.
When asked by Kurpesh Hirani, a Labour member, whether London’s children deserved to grow up with stunted lungs, Mr Khan said: “I’m quite clear with the language I use, Conservatives of the assembly obviously do not care about these children.”
The ULEZ allows EVs in without paying the charge. EVs are heavier than ICE. A major contributor to PMI pollution – the thing really being talked about here – is tyre wear. Heavier cars produce more PMI.
All of that preceding paragraph is wholly and entirely true.
It is said, by some – and this isn’t something I’ve checked nor do I have the information or skills to do so – that the net effect here is that more EVs means more PMI. The weight and tyre wear more than counters the reduction in diesel and or petrol fumes.
Would be interesting to know if that preceding paragraph is indeed wholly and entirely true.