Transitioning from petrol/diesel vehicles to electric ones is going to be essential to decarbonize the transport system. This is a huge change that will take years but it is vital and we need to encourage this process.
Government grants are available for up to £3,500 off the purchase price of a new electric vehicle (£8,000 for an electric van). Electric cars have many advantages: typically far lower running costs per mile, generally no road tax (vehicle excise duty), free parking in many cities and exemption from most city congestion/emission zone charges.
Making better use of existing cars helps to reduce emissions, and is something we can do today. An efficient car full of people is actually similar or less CO2/km per person than a typical bus journey.
Establishing easier ways to car-share in and around Wells is an aim for the near future. A few UK-wide websites/apps offer the ability to arrange shared journeys . . .