The Government should concentrate on existing technology to reduce emissions. Jonathan Murray, Powershift transport programme manager, said: 'Vehicles offering zero, or greatly reduced, particulate emissions are available now. They run on clean fuel such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas and electricity. I would like to encourage operators of vehicle fleets to adopt more of them now. We need more commitment from businesses to clean up their transport.'
Current legislation only requires vehicles to be emissions tested at the first MoT which comes when the vehicle is three years old. The RMI is concerned it is not unusual for a car to have travelled 60,000- 70,000 miles before this.