Driving uptake

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at the barriers to maturing the market for battery electric vehicles.

The report unearths and explains the key barriers to maturing the BEV market in the UK, before assessing the types of policy interventions that have been and could be implemented to catalyse the market for BEVs in the UK, drawing on international examples. Policymakers in the UK need to learn lessons from other nations with much stronger BEV markets, such as Norway and the Netherlands. Putting forward original and credible policies to address the leading barriers and mature the BEV market, the report calls for the UK Government to focus on increasing the uptake of both new and used BEVs, as those from less well-off households are more likely to purchase vehicles from the second-hand market. To deliver on its target of net zero emissions by 2050, and to ensure that the sale of new ICE vehicles has been fully phased out by 2030, the UK can and must do more to support the uptake of BEVs.

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