ZEV Related Policies
In March 2023, the UK proposed a ZEV mandate, requiring 80% of LDV sales to be zero-emission by 2030 and 100% by 2035.
Charging Infrastructure Policies
As a part of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, the government has committed £1.6 billion to deploy 300,000 public chargers by 2030 and 6,000 fast chargers by 2035. In March 2023, an additional £343 million capital and £37.8 million resource funding was allocated to the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) fund to support local authorities in installing charging infrastructure. The Rapid Charging Fund will provide £950 million to construct a comprehensive nationwide network of DC rapid chargers.
The Plug-in car grant scheme, covering up to 35% when buying an electric car, ended on June 14, 2022. Grants are still available for vans, trucks, taxis, and wheelchair accessible ZEVs. Zero-emission vehicles valued below £40,000 are exempt from paying registration tax and the annual circulation tax. The government will introduce an excise duty on electric cars, vans, and motorcycles from April 2025.