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New Electric Vehicle Taskforce Plans Ahead for EV Increase

Members from organisations across the automotive and energy industries have joined forces to plan for changes around electric vehicles. The anticipated changes will come as a result of an uptake in electric vehicle use.

The Taskforce is part of the ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ announced in July by the government. At the heart of this strategy is the goal that most new cars will be ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030. As a result, there will be upgrades to infrastructure, laws and licensing procedures on a mass scale.

Members of the Taskforce include; The National Grid, the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV), the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Ofgem and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)

Jesse Norman, Electric Vehicles Minister, said: “The UK is a world leader in the low emission and electric vehicle industries, and initiatives like the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce keep us at the forefront of this technology revolution.

“Bringing together government, automotive and energy sectors will help to ensure that electric vehicles become an integrated part of the UK energy system, and infrastructure upgrades can be planned in an efficient and sustainable way.”