The zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, which sets out the percentage of new electric cars and vans manufacturers will be required to produce each year up to 2030, has become law.

Following extensive consultation with industry and manufacturers, 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans sold in Great Britain will now be zero emission by 2030, increasing to 100% by 2035.

Last year the Government announced it would delay the ban on new diesel and petrol cars from 2030 to 2035, putting the UK in line with other major global economies such as France, Germany, Sweden and Canada.

The Government said the new laws will help households make the switch to electric, supporting growth of EV sales in the second-hand market and incentivising charging to roll out more widely across the country.

Last month the UK and EU also agreed to extend trade rules on electric vehicles, saving manufacturers and consumers up to £4.3 billion in additional costs and providing long-term certainty for industry.

Technology and Decarbonisation Minister Anthony Browne said, “Alongside us having spent more than £2 billion in the transition to electric vehicles, our zero emission vehicle mandate will further boost the economy and support manufacturers to safeguard skilled British jobs in the automotive industry.

“We are providing investment certainty for the charging sector to expand our charging network which has already grown by 44% since this time last year.

“This will support the constantly growing number of EVs in the UK, which currently account for over 16% of the new UK car market.”


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