Green Mobility Transition Board to be established
A Green Mobility Transition Board will be established to formally bring together government, industry and environmental groups to coordinate efforts to speed up the adoption of ultra low emission vehicles, the Prime Minister has announced.
The Industrial, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Business Council will work closely with representatives across the relevant sectors to scope out the exact terms of reference and members over the coming weeks.
This was announced at a roundtable held at Downing Street on 15 July, attended by chief executives, senior leaders and experts in the car and energy industries.
The meeting is part of wider action from government to support the automotive industry.
The Prime Minister confirmed that Jaguar Land Rover will receive a £500 million loan guarantee from government export credit agency UK Export Finance. This will support the company’s design and manufacture of the next generation of electric vehicles and its export activities.
The Prime Minister also set out a number of new plans aimed at making electric vehicles more convenient including launching a consultation on making every new-build be fitted with an electric car chargepoint and making sure all new rapid and higher powered chargepoints have ‘pay as you go’ debit or credit card payment options by spring 2020.