The Department of Transport has opened a consultation into the proposed policy design of the long-awaited UK ZEV Mandate (please find attached the NFDA global ZEV Mandate comparison document, which outlines how other ZEV mandates have been constructed across the globe). This consultation will have significant ramifications on manufacturer model type output (ICE vs ZEV) and motor retailers across the country will be forced to adapt and comply to these changes.

Open consultation: Policy design features for the car and van zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate –

DfT has opened a consultation seeking additional views on the design of the UK’s ZEV mandate for cars and vans. DfT are specifically consulting on:

  • the level of ZEV uptake (trajectories)
  • how certificates could be allocated and used
  • the banking, borrowing and transfer of ZEV certificates
  • the possibility of derogations and exemptions within the ZEV mandate
  • how to regulate the non-ZEV portion of the fleet

You can read the consultation in full here.

Initial key points include:

  • Consultation submission deadline 10 June 2022.
  • Timeline – Legislation to be laid in 2023, mandate taking effect on 1 January 2024.
  • Dft estimates the range requirement for manufacturers in the first year of the ZEV mandate to be between 20 – 30%.
  • Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) won’t gain any credits.

NFDA will be putting together a full briefing report on the consultation over the coming days, which will be shared via their communication channels.