The Renewable Energy Association has launched a new Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) sector group to drive forward policy in support of battery-powered-vehicles (BPVs) in the UK.
A sub-group of the established Renewable Transport Group, the work of the low-carbon vehicle group will represent members across the transport, energy, and technology sectors who are working to deliver a sustainable transition to low-emission vehicles, in line with government aspirations for every new vehicle to be a BPV by 2040.
The group will work closely with the association’s Energy Storage and Solar Groups, and complement the existing strong presence of their work with industry and government stakeholders.
The Sector group’s priorities will be to secure the long-term regulatory environment for new and emerging technologies and to work towards delivering a sustainable energy supply to fuel them.
These priorities reflect both the rising importance of these issues to REA members but also the increasing prioritisation of reducing transport emissions in policy-making and regulation.
Tanya Sinclair, Head of battery-powered vehicles (BPVs) at the REA, said: “The Renewable Energy Association are established champions of the renewable economy.
“With a strong track record of helping drive emerging technologies, such as solar PV, renewable heat, and now energy storage, into the mainstream, the REA is well positioned to support the sustainable mass uptake of ULEVs in the UK.”