Lords examines Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

Car charging
14 June 2018

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 13 June.

Members discussed subjects including the definition of local authorities and the provision of public refueling points by large fuel retailers.

Lords report stage: Tuesday 5 June

Members discussed a range of subjects, including insurance arrangements for automated vehicles, determining the criteria for a vehicle to be considered safe for self-driving and regulations to ensure refuelling points are installed in all new residential and commercial developments. 

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is scheduled for 13 June.

Lords committee stage day two: Thursday 17 May

Members discussed 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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