REA welcomes governments’ investment in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology

  • Government announce £106 million for R&D in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology at the UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit
  • PM to set out ‘ambitious mission’ for the UK to be a leader in zero-emission vehicles

James Court, Policy & External Affairs Director, Renewable Energy Association (REA), said:

“All the ingredients for the UKs success in being an international leader in EVs are in place. Our engineering base, strong policy support, the rapid development of charging infrastructure and unwavering public support for renewables all put us on the front foot to becoming a world leader in environmentally-friendly vehicles.

“Today’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit will bring together the key people needed for a clean transport boom in Britain. Our hope is that this conference is both a forum for discussing where we lead but also the barriers to the industry’s success, which include the ability to co-locate renewables and energy storage with EV charging due to grid issues, a liberal approach to developing land for charging hubs, and the interoperability of charging networks.”


Notes to Editors

1. The government’s announcement can be found here:

The REA is available for interview and to discuss this further. Please contact:

Mark Hofman
External Affairs Manager
+44 (0)20 7981 0862
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About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)

The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicles. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.