The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee will look at the main barriers to the decarbonisation of cars and vans in the UK, with a particular focus on passenger cars.

Committee chair Baroness Kate Parminter said: ‘The rubber is now hitting the road - as we can’t get to net zero without individuals making changes to our lives, how we travel and what we buy. Using EVs for passenger transport will be a part of that and the Government has committed to ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.’

The committee will look at the Government’s approach to achieving the 2030 and 2035 phase-out dates and national and regional infrastructure and charging issues.

Baroness Parminter added: ‘We want to hear from the public about their experience of acquiring and using EVs in the UK, and the barriers to doing so. We also want to find out from industry, local authorities, and all others with an interest in decarbonising transport, what the Government needs to do to encourage greater take up of EVs ahead of their 2030 and 2035 targets.’

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