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Electric Vehicle Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

This Bill was introduced by Baroness Worthington on 23 January 2020 and it is yet to be read a second time. The purpose of the Bill is to create an obligation for the Secretary of State to carry out a public consultation on increasing the proportion of electric cars sold, by introducing a trading obligation on manufacturers, and reducing carbon emissions by introducing a road usage duty.

The Bill would also require the Secretary of State to direct that all vehicles (“light passenger vehicles”) that are sold have to be electric by 2030. If successful, the Bill could help to ensure that electric car ownership becomes the norm over the next decade, and will place pressure on car manufacturers to increase research and investment into this area.

Electric Vehicle Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill [HL]

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