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New inquiry launched into electric vehicles

9 August 2023

Focus of inquiry

The aims of this inquiry are:

  • To understand how the Government will achieve its upcoming 2030 and 2035 deadlines for the phase out dates for non-zero emission vehicles, with a focus on passenger cars, as well as exploring the main obstacles and barriers to meeting these targets.
  • To understand the costs, alongside the benefits, associated with the 2030 phase out date, and to understand Government progress towards decarbonising car usage by this earlier date.


The Committee is seeking written evidence in the following topic areas:

  • The Government’s approach to achieving 2030 and 2035 phase-out dates;
  • The EV market and acquiring an EV;
  • Experience of using an EV;
  • End of life disposal of EVs;
  • National and regional infrastructure and charging issues; and
  • International perspectives.

Throughout the inquiry, the Committee will be working with six UK schools and colleges as part of the Youth Engagement Programme.

Chair’s comments

Baroness Parminter, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee said:

“We want to hear from the public and the industry about their experience of acquiring and using EVs in the UK, and what the Government needs to do to encourage greater take up ahead of the upcoming 2030 and 2035 phase out dates of for new petrol and diesel vehicles.

I am particularly pleased that this inquiry will be the focus for our Youth Engagement Programme, and I look forward to working with the successful schools and colleges as the inquiry progresses.”


The Committee invites written contributions to its inquiry by 5pm on Friday 15 September 2023.

Further information

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