BEIS Minister Richard Harrington appeared before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on Wednesday 13 June, arguing that given investment in existing and transitional vehicle technologies the UK didn’t want a revolution in transport, it wanted evolution. Questioned over what “effectively zero emissions” meant for the 2040 target, Harrington stated that the government couldn’t make judgements about technology at this stage, therefore a lack of specificity was necessary. Following the session, Committee Chair Rachel Reeves said: “The government has pledged that all new cars and vans should be ‘effectively zero’ emission by 2040, but rather worryingly the Minister was unable to properly explain what this means.”