The House of Lords’ Environment and Climate Change Committee has opened an inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs).
The committee is examining the importance of the decarbonisation of transport and the transition to EVs, in order to secure net zero targets.
Focusing on passenger cars, the committee will explore how the UK government can make the transition both easy and accessible for consumers and businesses involved in meeting market demand, while also assessing the opportunity costs, and benefits of encouraging and delivering a greater uptake of EVs.
Topics the committee are likely to cover, include:
- Petrol and diesel vehicle phase-out dates
- The Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) mandate
- Factors limiting EV uptake in the UK
- Challenges of the current EV market
- Second-hand EV market
- Vehicle leasing
- Alternative ownership and transport models.
The committee seeks to understand how the government will achieve its upcoming 2030 and 2035 deadlines for the phase out of non-zero-emission vehicles, and will explore the main obstacles and barriers in meeting these targets.
The first evidence session can be followed live on Parliament TV or in person in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 06 September from 10am (BST).
Innovations and achievements in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!