The strategy does not appear to impose a complete ban by 2040 either, making reference to the “majority of new cars and vans sold to be 100% zero emission and all new cars and vans to have significant zero emission capability. By 2050 we want almost every car and van to be zero emission.”
The Strategy also reaffirms the government ambition to see at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030.
Alongside the strategy, and providing legislative basis for many of its key aims, the Automatic and Electric Vehicles Act recently became law. The Act gives Government powers to ensure that: charge points are ‘smart’ ready; payments are standardised; key charge point information is made public; charge points are deployed at motorway service stations and larger fuel retailers.