The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Select Committee has launched a Call for Evidence into Electric Vehicles (EVs)

The aims of this inquiry are to understand how the Government will achieve its upcoming 2030 and 2035 deadlines for the phase out dates for non-zero emission vehicles and explore the main obstacles and barriers to meeting these targets.

It will also aim to understand the costs and benefits of the 2030 phase out date and to understand Government progress towards decarbonising car usage by this earlier date.

NFDA will be responding to this Call for Evidence, highlighting the serious amounts of investment its members have made to transition towards electric, and the Government needs to support the sector by incentivising people to make the transition to electric.

The consultation will run until 15 September.

  • Committee Chair Baroness Kate Parminter seeks input on encouraging higher EV adoption before the 2030 and 2035 targets.
  • The inquiry seeks feedback from car owners about their EV purchasing and usage experiences, including challenges faced.
  • Specific points the inquiry will address include the effectiveness of phase-out dates, impacts on the UK supply chain, and the potential benefits of introducing key dates and timescales to support the UK EV industry.
  • The inquiry also looks into successful or hindering national policies, regulations, or initiatives for EV adoption and their fitness for purpose.