'Three-year pause on Rules of Origin is an opportunity to accelerate investments into electrification'
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 December) ACEA vehicle registration figures.
“The European Commission’s plan to delay cross-channel EV tariffs is a positive step for the industry, which, if approved will avoid a cliff edge moment for EV uptake going into 2024.
“As we head towards transition deadlines, the three-year pause on Rules of Origin is an opportunity to accelerate investments into electrification infrastructure and ramp up Europe’s battery technology supply chain. Despite encouraging fleet-led EV adoption throughout 2023, manufacturers and policy makers need to deliver a robust and coherent electric vehicle industry in order for vital net-zero targets to be met.”