Zero emission vehicle mandate becomes law

The zero emission vehicle mandate (ZEV), the government’s route to all new cars and vans being zero emission by 2035, is now law.

The zero emission vehicle mandate sets out the percentage of new zero emission cars and vans manufacturers will be required to produce each year up to 2030. Eighty per cent of new cars and 70 per cent of new vans sold in Great Britain will now need to be zero emission by 2030, increasing to 100% by 2035.

Technology and Decarbonisation Minister Anthony Browne said: “Alongside us having spent more than £2bn 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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