Energy UK responds to BEIS Committee EV report
Responding to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s report “Electric vehicles: driving the transition”, Energy UK’s chief executive Lawrence Slade said:
"We firmly support the Committee’s call for greater ambition and believe that an accelerated timetable for the roll out of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is both desirable and feasible.
"Given the widespread benefits EVs and other low carbon transport will bring for customers, our environment, the economy and future energy system, there is every reason to press ahead and cement the UK’s position as a global leader in low carbon transport without delay - and that's why we have already called for the Government to commit to a more ambitious timetable for the phase out of diesel and petrol vehicles.
"The energy industry is fully committed to working with other sectors to support faster decarbonisation of the transport sector and unleash this potential, which is why Energy UK recently established an EV Charging Forum, bringing together charge point operators.”
Notes To Editors:
- See Energy UK letters on EV rollout to the Prime Minister (07/09/18) and Secretary of State for Transport (21/05/18)
- Energy UK is leading Work Package 2 of the Government’s EV Energy Taskforce, developing a framework to enable consumers to make the most out of their EV https://www.lowcvp.org.uk/projects/electric-vehicle-energy-taskforce/WP2.htm
- Energy UK has established an EV Charging Forum to enable charge point operators a route to engage with the EV Energy Taskforce and other developing work.