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05/16/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/16/2018 09:30

Lords examines Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

16 May 2018

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill continues its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Thursday 17 May.

Members are expected to discuss the installation and location of public charging and refuelling points, the distinction between 'electric vehicles' and 'zero-emission vehicles' and the impact of the bill on the government's ability to meet air quality targets.

Lords committee stage day one: Wednesday 9 May

Members discussed a range of subjects including safety standards for automated vehicles, updates to software and the transmission of data.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 20 February

Members discussed a number of subjects covered by the bill including availability of charging infrastructure and regulatory and insurance frameworks for autonomous vehicles.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill summary

This bill aims to enable UK consumers to benefit from improvements in transport technology by creating:

  • a new liability scheme for insurers in relation to automated vehicles
  • regulations relating to the installation and operation of charging points for electric vehicles
  • a regulatory framework for new technology to be invented, designed, made and used in the UK

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