Technology and policy relating to electric vehicles is developing rapidly across the globe. The UK, like numerous other countries, has introduced legislation to phase-out the sale of purely diesel and petrol cars by 2040 and numerous analysts anticipate that the pace of technological change may result in a electrified cars and vans becoming standard years before then.
Statement of purpose
The APPG was established in November 2017, and in March 2019 narrowed its focus and changed its name from APPG on Electric and Automated Vehicles to the APPG on Electric Vehicles.
The group aims to “engage parliamentarians interested in electric vehicles. The group will consider issues relating to manufacturing, energy supply, infrastructure requirements, and safety, amongst others. The group will also consider the impacts of automated vehicles, low carbon fuels and other forms of electric mobility. The APPG will bring together manufacturers, businesses, media, NGOs, and experts to share information, promote awareness, and debate future policy options.”
The REA provides the secretariat for the APPG, it supports the Chair and Officers in carrying out the work of the group. This includes managing enquiries and day-to-day administration, as well as the organisation of meetings and events.
If you would like to know more about the APPG on Electric Vehicles and its work please get in touch. Call Hayley Allen on 020 7925 3570 or email Hayley Allen.
APPG on Electric Vehicles Officers
Matt Western MP (Lab) – Chair
Matt Western brings over 25 years of first-hand experience in the automotive industry to the role along with a roster of high profile car manufacturers in his constituency including Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and clean technology both inside Parliament and out frequently championing renewables in the chamber and carrying out his own ‘net zero home’ project in his spare time.
Sharon Hodgson MP (Lab) – Vice Chair
Sharon Hodgson is the Shadow Public Health Minister and has expressed interest in transport and affordable energy.
Andrew Selous MP (Con) – Vice Chair
Andrew Selous is the Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire and sits on the Health Select Committee.
Dame Cheryl Gillan MP – Vice Chair
Dame Cheryl Gillan is the longest serving Conservative female MP currently in Parliament and was the first Chair of the APPG on Electric Vehicles.
Lord Teverson MP (Lib Dem) – Vice Chair
Lord Teverson is the Chair of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee and the former Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change and Transport.
Sir Bernard Jenkin MP (Con) – Vice Chair
Sir Bernard Jenkin is Member for Member for Harwich and North Essex and currently sits on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, amongst others.
Anna McMorrin MP (Lab) – Vice Chair
Anna McMorrin was elected as MP for Cardiff North in June 2017 and sits on the Environmental Audit and Welsh Affairs Committees.
Alex Sobel MP (Lab) – Vice Chair
Alex Sobel is the MP for Leeds North West and has been a member of the Environmental Audit Committee since September 2017.
Members of the group include:
Jonathan Reynolds MP (Lab)
Peter Aldous MP (Con)
Alan Brown MP (SNP)
Anthony Browne MP (Con)
Sir Ed Davey MP (LibDem)
Scott Mann MP (Con)
Baroness Deech (Crossbench)
Philip Dunne MP (Con)
Alex Burghart MP (Con)
Greg Knight MP (Con)
Mark Pawsey MP (Con)
Stephen Metcalfe MP (Con)
John Woodcock MP (Lab/Coop)
Ranil Jayawardena MP (Con)
Nigel Evans MP (Con)
Jack Brereton MP (Con)
Simon Clarke MP (Con)
Hilary Benn MP (Lab)
Roger Godsiff MP (Lab)
Bill Wiggin (Con)
APPG event: Price Caps and Time-of-Use Tariffs, 20th May 2019
Annual General Meeting – 20th January 2020
Minutes from the meeting can be found here.
The approved Income and Expenditure Statement can be found here.
Extraordinary General Meeting – 15 July 2019
Minutes from the meeting (EGM) can be found here.
Event: Price Caps and Time-of-use Tariffs – 20 May 2019
Iagan MacNeil, Head of Policy and Communications, Smart Energy GB
Dr Stephen Hall, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and author of Smart Energy GB’s report The Smart Route to Electric Vehicles
Clementine Cowton, Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy
Simon Daniel, Chief Executive, Moixa
Chair: Rebecca Pow MP (Con)
Please email Hayley Allen at the REA with questions.
Annual General Meeting – 4 March 2019
Minutes from the meeting (AGM) can be found here.
Income and Expenditure Statement, Passed at AGM 2019 – can be found here.
Reception: Summer reception for the APPG on Electric and Automated Vehicles – 6th September 2018
Daniel Brown, Policy Manager, REA
Clive Southwell, Manager UK, Allego
Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles
Stewart Reid, Head of Future Networks, SSEN and Chair of the Energy Networks Association’s Low Carbon Technology Working Group
The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con), Chair
View the parliamentary briefing on EVs prepared for the reception here.
Event: Tackling grid-related barriers to the mass adoption of electric vehicles – 1 March 2018
Graeme Cooper, Director Electric Vehicles, National Grid
Mark Dale, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
Peter Stephens. Head, UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan
Chair: the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con)
Please email Daniel Brown at the REA with questions.
Event: The global pace of change in electric vehicles – 5 December 2017
Colin Mckerracher, Head of Advanced Transport at Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Mike Kerslake, Technical Manager at BYD
Kathryn Magnay, Head of Energy at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Natasha Robinson, Head of the Office of Low Emission Vehicles at the Department for Transport
Chair: the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con)
Inaugral Annual General Meeting – 16 November 2017
Notes from the founding meeting (AGM) can be read here.
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