Survey: What does the UK need to achieve ambitious EV targets?
20 July 2018
The UK Government has recently published its ‘Road to Zero’ paper, outlining how the country will push forward with a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. The strategy sets out an ambitious target of 50% of car sales being ultra-low-emission vehicles (ULEV) by 2030. That means around 1.25 million sales a year, where in 2017 sales came in at just over 45,000.
Therefore, it is clear that the UK Government will need to do more to promote the uptake of electric, plug-in hybrid and even hydrogen vehicles to ensure these targets are met in 12 years. There are a number of options available, and Autovista Group is asking readers of the Daily News Brief which will be the most important in meeting this goal.
Will a better charging infrastructure allow for more people to feel confident in buying an electric vehicle, or should the UK concentrate on being a development hub for battery technology, which will allow manufacturers to extend electric vehicle ranges. Alternatively, should hydrogen development in the country be strengthened, or even the infrastructure of the new fuel be increased? Perhaps even incentives should be introduced.