Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2021 to Question 28986, if he will make it his policy that all new vehicles acquired by his Department between 12 July 2021 and 2030 are zero emission vehicles rather than ultra-low emission vehicles.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government is determined to be seen to lead by example as the UK transitions to zero emission vehicles. As part of the ‘Decarbonising Transport: A Better, Greener Britain’ publication, on 14 July, the Government increased its level of ambition on its own vehicle fleet electrification, and committed to 100% of the Government car and van fleet to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe, by 31 December 2027. This brings forward the target by three years from 2030, strengthens the ambition level from ultra low emission (ULEV) to zero emission (ZEV), and includes vans in the commitment for the first time. The interim target of 25% ultra low emission cars in Government fleets by 2022 remains.

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