The UK government wants to introduce a new mandate requiring manufacturers to sell an increasing percentage of emissions-free vehicles each year from 2024 onwards as part of its new Net Zero Strategy.
To prepare for the incoming ICE sales ban in 2030, the UK government is working on a step-by-step plan to transform the energy economy.
New funding commitments include an extra £350 million to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains. The government claims the strategies will secure 440,000 jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in investment in 2030.
The UK government said a zero emission vehicle mandate will improve consumer choice and ‘ensure we maximise the economic benefit from this transition by giving a clear signal to investors’.
The UK government has said it wants to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and that by 2035 that commitment is extended to hybrids so that all cars must be fully zero emissions capable.