Last week, Government published its Net Zero Strategy. Headlines relevant to EVCC members include:
• the introduction of a zero emission vehicle mandate setting targets for a percentage of manufacturers’ new car and van sales to be zero emission each year from 2024, and
• the Government's commitment to add an additional £620 million to support the transition to electric vehicles. The funding will support the rollout of charging infrastructure, with a particular focus on local on-street residential charging, and targeted plug-in vehicle grants.
The Strategy also sets out that the Government continues to move forward with its pledge to end the sale of all new, non-zero emission road vehicles by 2040, and ensure that the UK’s charging infrastructure network is reliable, accessible, and meets the demands of all motorists.
The full Strategy can be found here.
Later this year, Government will also be publishing an EV infrastructure strategy, setting out their vision for infrastructure rollout, and roles for the public and private sectors in achieving it.
Post COP26 and in partnership with the REA, EVCC will be publishing a round up of all the big headlines and stories from the event.