BEIS Committee launches EV inquiry

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee.

It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure and the actions needed to support the development of this market.

The inquiry will build on the work of the previous inquiry, which was interrupted by the General Election in June.

BEIS Committee Chair Rachel Reeves MP said: “Our inquiry will examine the barriers to the development of the electric car market, look at how it can be better supported and explore the huge challenges which the electricity grid faces in meeting this additional demand.

“We also want to investigate concerns that there is a ‘postcode lottery’ in charging infrastructure with considerable variation in the availability of charge points across the country, which must inevitably discourage people from buying electric cars.”

The Committee is inviting evidence until 3rd November 2017.