UK Government’s Road to Zero Strategy aims to take the lead in zero-emission vehicle technology
With the Road to Zero Strategy, the UK Government aims to see at least half of all new cars offer ultra-low emissions by 2030 and make the UK the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.
The road to Zero Strategy sets a clear path for the United Kingdom to be a world leader in the zero emissions revolution. This strategy aims to put the UK at the forefront of a global automotive revolution and help deliver cleaner air, a better environment, as well as creating a stronger economy, with the UK government leading the industries of the future and building its competitiveness in key global economic areas.
The Road to Zero Strategy proposals set out plans to:
- Enable a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the UK
- Reduce emissions from vehicles on UK roads
- Drive the uptake of zero-emission cars, vans, and trucks
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- Charging points to be installed in new build homes, new lampposts to include charging points, providing a massive expansion of the plug-in network
- The launch of a £400 million Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund to help accelerate the roll-out of charging infrastructure, giving funding to new and existing companies that produce and install charge points. The request for a proposal to appoint a fund manager will be launched in the summer
- Creating a new £40 million programme to develop and trial innovative, low-cost wireless and on-street charging technology
- Providing up to £500 for electric vehicle owners to put in a charge point in their home through the Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme. An increase in the value of grants available to workplaces to install charge points, so people can charge when they are at work
- The extension of the Plug-In Car and Van Grants at current rates and in some form until at least 2020, allowing consumers to make significant savings when purchasing a new electric vehicle
- The launch of an Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce to bring together the energy and automotive industries to plan for the increase in demand on energy infrastructure that will result from a rise in the use of electric vehicles
The UK government will review the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles in 2025 and consider what interventions are needed to ensure rapid progress.
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