Official: ZEV mandate confirms car makers must sell 22% EVs in 2024

“We are also making it easier than ever to own an electric vehicle, from reaching record levels of charge points to providing tax relief for EV owners.”

Speaking previously, Harper, who called the mandate “one of the most advanced and ambitious regulatory schemes of its kind in the world”, said: “This government wants to back motorists to travel how they want, where they want, and when they want to. 

“Our job is to make sure they do all of those things in a way that is consistent with our environmental results – and that’s what we are about to do.”

Today’s announcement follows concern from car manufacturers that the lack of clarity over the mandate had left them unsure which models they would be able to sell between 2030 and 2035.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief Mike Hawes, who had been one of those critical of the government’s delayed mandate, welcomed the documents.

“With less than 100 days to go, manufacturers finally have clarity on what they are required to sell next year and up to 2030. The industry is investing billions in decarbonisation and recognises the importance of this mechanism as the single most important measure to deliver net zero. Delivering the mandate will challenge the industry, despite the flexibilities now included to support pragmatic, equitable delivery given this diverse sector.

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