Rexel UK says new Government pledge could be the final driving force EV sector needs

The ambitious target was announced in December at the International Climate Conference in Paris, where the UK joined 13 other international members of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance, to sign the agreement that mandates all passenger vehicles sales to be for zero emission vehicles by 2050.

This follows the formation of the ZEV Alliance in September 2015, with a key vision to increase the wider international uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles globally. Members include the UK, Germany, Holland, Norway and a number of states in the USA and Canada.

Steve Everard at Rexel UK commented: ‘Rexel is a strong advocate for an EV future for the UK, so we are delighted to see the Government furthering its commitment on an international level. Crucially, it’s fantastic to see the UK joining other influential economies in the goal to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by more than one billion tonnes per year, across by 2050 – only by working together in this way can we ensure this ambitious green vision is realised.’

To qualify as ultra-low emission in the UK, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles states a vehicle must produce 75g/km or less of CO2, which currently only plug-in electric vehicles adhere to.  

For further information visit

You May Also Like


Okappy Announces The Launch Of Second Seed-Funding Round

Okappy has announced the launch of its second seed-funding round of £500,000 through the ...

Electrium launches new podcast series

Electrium, one of the UK’s largest electrical installation equipment manufacturing and supply companies – ...

Renewables had a great year says NAPIT

Renewables had a great year says NAPIT In January last year, NAPIT predicted that ...