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Future Mobility

The transport sector is being revolutionised by the requirement to rapidly decarbonise and drive behaviour change. This is leading to huge investment in the sector both in terms of research & development and also new production activity. 

As the most significant UK region in the manufacture of transportation equipment (and wider engineering), the West Midlands is playing a lead role in these developments.

Low carbon mobility therefore presents the next opportunity for the West Midlands as it builds its position as the home of the Green Industrial Revolution.

'Bringing forward the phase-out date could create 40,000 extra jobs by 2030, particularly in our manufacturing heartlands of the North East and across the Midlands.'

Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport