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UK leads global push to develop zero-emission cars

Eleven countries are expected to sign the UK’s new international declaration to boost the development of vehicles that do not produce emissions harmful for the environment.

According to the government, the Birmingham declaration will forge the way for the worldwide deployment of green vehicles, and the introduction of smart, zero-emission infrastructure. The first signatories are set to include Italy, France, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Belarus and Indonesia, with more nations in talks to sign up. 

Prime minister Theresa May, who will be attending the UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham today, is expected to say: “I want to see Britain, once again, leading from the front and working with industries and countries around the world to spearhead change.

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