Reaction: ACEA January 2024 vehicle registration data

Tuesday 20th February 2024

Headshot of Jon Lawes - Managing Director at Novuna Vehicle Solutions

'Roadblocks to widespread EV adoption remain unsolved'

Jon Lawes, Managing Director at MHC Mobility, a leading pan-European leasing business providing fleet solutions across all asset types and industry sectors, comments on the European mobility sector following today's (20 February) ACEA vehicle registration data:

"The ZEV transition relies on the confidence of consumers, yet reduced purchase incentives and high costs threaten to leave many European states unable to meet the required pace of EV adoption."

"With France and Germany freezing their various EV subsidies and reports that Italy is adjusting its incentive scheme in favour of domestic EV production, it's vital that members states send out a consistent message and ensure local ZEV incentives don't become a zero-sum game, creating an unnecessary friction between European nations."