Technology and policy relating to electric vehicles is developing rapidly across the globe. The UK, like numerous other countries, has introduced legislation to phase-out the sale of purely diesel and petrol cars by 2040 and numerous analysts anticipate that the pace of technological change may result in a electrified cars and vans becoming standard years before then.

Statement of purpose

The APPG was established in November 2017, and in March 2019 narrowed its focus and changed its name from APPG on Electric and Automated Vehicles to the APPG on Electric Vehicles.

The group aims to “engage parliamentarians interested in electric vehicles. The group will consider issues relating to manufacturing, energy supply, infrastructure requirements, and safety, amongst others. The group will also consider the impacts of automated vehicles, low carbon fuels and other forms of electric mobility. The APPG will bring together manufacturers, businesses, media, NGOs, and experts to share information, promote awareness, and debate future policy options.”

The REA provides the secretariat for the APPG, it supports the Chair and Officers in carrying out the work of the group. This includes managing enquiries and day-to-day administration, as well as the organisation of meetings and events.

If you would like to know more about the APPG on Electric Vehicles and its work please get in touch. Please email Matthew Adams, Transport Policy Manager, REA, at [email protected].

Matt Western MP (Lab) – Chair

Matt Western brings over 25 years of first-hand experience in the automotive industry to the role along with a roster of high profile car manufacturers in his constituency including Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and clean technology both inside Parliament and out frequently championing renewables in the chamber and carrying out his own ‘net zero home’ project in his spare time.

Sharon Hodgson MP (Lab) – Vice Chair

Sharon Hodgson is the MP for Washington and Sunderland East. She is the Shadow Minister for Veterans and has expressed interest in transport and affordable energy.

Andrew Selous MP (Con) – Vice Chair

Andrew Selous is the MP for South West Bedfordshire and is the Second Church Estates Commissioner.

Lord Teverson (Lib Dem) – Vice Chair

Lord Teverson was the Chair of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee and the former Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change and Transport.

Alex Sobel MP (Lab) – Vice Chair

Alex Sobel is the MP for Leeds North West. He is the Shadow Minister of State for Tourism and Heritage and has been a member of the Environmental Audit Committee since September 2017.

Lord Austin of Dudley (Ind) – Vice Chair

Lord Austin of Dudley has served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and has expressed interest in renewable transport.

Clive Betts MP (Lab) – Vice Chair

Clive Betts is the MP for Sheffield South East and the chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Select Committee.

Mark Logan MP (Con) – Vice Chair

Mark Logan is the MP for Bolton North East and sits on the Science and Technology Select Committee.

Nick Fletcher MP (Con) – Vice Chair

Nick Fletcher is the MP for Don Valley and sits on the Petitions Select Committee.

Gavin Newlands MP (SNP) – Vice Chair

Gavin Newlands is the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North and is the SNP Spokesperson and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.



Members of the group include:

Jonathan Reynolds MP (Lab)

Peter Aldous MP (Con)

Alan Brown MP (SNP)

Anthony Browne MP (Con)

Sir Ed Davey MP (LibDem)

Scott Mann MP (Con)

Baroness Deech (Crossbench)

Philip Dunne MP (Con)

Alex Burghart MP (Con)

Greg Knight MP (Con)

Mark Pawsey MP (Con)

Stephen Metcalfe MP (Con)

John Woodcock MP (Lab/Coop)

Ranil Jayawardena MP (Con)

Nigel Evans MP (Con)

Jack Brereton MP (Con)

Simon Clarke MP (Con)

Hilary Benn MP (Lab)

Roger Godsiff MP (Lab)

Bill Wiggin (Con)

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APPG event: Price Caps and Time-of-Use Tariffs, 20th May 2019

Past Events

Improving the consumer experience at public EV charge points – 14th April 2021

Speaker slides are available. Click here for slides from Electric Vehicle Association England, here for slides from the British Vehicle Rentals and Leasing Association, and here for slides from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

Annual General Meeting – 14th April 2021

Minutes from the AGM can be found here.

The approved Income and Expenditure Statement can be found here.

The APPG’s high-level parliamentary work plan, as discussed at the AGM, can be found here.

Challenges and Opportunities for the Electric Vehicle Sector following the Transition Period – 10th December 2020

Slides from the event can be found here.

The Spending Review and Electric Vehicles – Growing a New Sector – 8th October 2020

Slides from the event can be found here.

Annual General Meeting – 20th January 2020

Minutes from the meeting can be found here.

The approved Income and Expenditure Statement can be found here.

Extraordinary General Meeting – 15 July 2019

Minutes from the meeting (EGM) can be found here.

Event: Price Caps and Time-of-use Tariffs – 20 May 2019

Speakers included:

Iagan MacNeil, Head of Policy and Communications, Smart Energy GB

Dr Stephen Hall, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and author of Smart Energy GB’s report The Smart Route to Electric Vehicles

Clementine Cowton, Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy

Simon Daniel, Chief Executive, Moixa

Chair: Rebecca Pow MP (Con)

Please email Hayley Allen at the REA with questions.

You can read the event summary here.

Annual General Meeting – 4 March 2019

Minutes from the meeting (AGM) can be found here.

Income and Expenditure Statement, Passed at AGM 2019 – can be found here.


Reception: Summer reception for the APPG on Electric and Automated Vehicles – 6th September 2018

Speakers included:

Daniel Brown, Policy Manager, REA

Clive Southwell, Manager UK, Allego

Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

Stewart Reid, Head of Future Networks, SSEN and Chair of the Energy Networks Association’s Low Carbon Technology Working Group

The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con), Chair

View the parliamentary briefing on EVs prepared for the reception here.


Event: Tackling grid-related barriers to the mass adoption of electric vehicles – 1 March 2018

Speakers included:

Graeme Cooper, Director Electric Vehicles, National Grid

Mark Dale, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution

Peter Stephens. Head, UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan

Chair: the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con)

Please email Daniel Brown at the REA with questions.

You can read the event summary here and download the slides via dropbox here.


Event: The global pace of change in electric vehicles – 5 December 2017

Speakers included:

Colin Mckerracher, Head of Advanced Transport at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Mike Kerslake, Technical Manager at BYD

Kathryn Magnay, Head of Energy at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Natasha Robinson, Head of the Office of Low Emission Vehicles at the Department for Transport

Chair: the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Con)

Notes from the event can be viewed online here, slides can be downloaded via dropbox here.


Inaugral Annual General Meeting – 16 November 2017

Notes from the founding meeting (AGM) can be read here.

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