The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched an ultra-low emission vehicle sector group to support a sustainable transition to the technology.
A sub-group of the established Renewable Transport Group, the work of the ULEV sector group will represent members across the transport, energy, and technology sectors who are working to deliver a sustainable transition to low-emission vehicles, in line with government aspirations for every new vehicle to be a ULEV by 2040.
The group will work closely with the REA’s energy storage and solar groups, and complement the existing strong presence of their work with industry and government stakeholders.
The sector group’s priorities will be to secure the long-term regulatory environment for new and emerging technologies and to work towards delivering a sustainable energy supply to fuel them.
These priorities reflect both the rising importance of these issues to REA members but also the increasing prioritisation of reducing transport emissions in policy-making and regulation.
The establishment of the ULEV Sector Group comes as the REA awarded its inaugural Low Carbon Transport Award to Formula E and Gnewt Cargo at its annual awards ceremony on 16 June.
Grant Pearson, chairman of the Renewable Transport Group, said: “The establishment of the ULEV Sector Group builds on the exemplary work of the Renewable Transport Group.
"It also recognises that new and emerging low-emission vehicle technologies must be fuelled from renewable energy sources if the mass transition to ULEVs is to be sustainable.
"The work of the group will be taken forward by the REA’s new head of electric vehicles, Tanya Sinclair, who brings a wealth of expertise to this area.”