Driving uptake: maturing the market for battery electric vehicles

Patrick Hall and Ryan Shorthouse

February 2021

As the UK’s biggest emitting sector, decarbonising transport is critical to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Over half of all emissions emanating from the transport sector come from passenger vehicles. As such, the uptake of battery electric vehicles, which produce zero emissions, is essential to curbing emissions from the transport sector.

This report examines the key barriers to battery electric vehicle uptake among households and businesses in the UK and explores policies adopted both in the UK and abroad to catalyse the battery electric vehicle market. It concludes by recommending new policies to mature the market for battery electric vehicles in the UK.

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