The electric vehicle sales model, inspired by China’s quota system, requires automakers to sell an increasing proportion of zero-emission cars each year or face fines. While some adjustments are being made to the system, the original targets remain: 22% of each car manufacturer’s sales in 2024 must be zero-emission, with a target of 80% in 2030. Intermediate targets, such as more than half of new car sales Electric vehicles in 2028 may change slightly.
Government officials claim that flexibility measures under the system, including allowing manufacturers to exceed electric vehicle sales targets in coming years if they miss them, will deter companies from paying penalties. The continuation of the EV sales program shows the government’s commitment to transitioning the UK to electric cars.