New Car Discounts for the 2024 Electric Revolution?

Published Date: 9th Jan 2024

Image of a Full Electric Car Logo In a significant and progressive move towards creating a greener automotive landscape, the UK government has recently enacted the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate. This landmark policy ushers in a new era for car manufacturers and UK New Car Buyers. The ZEV Mandate aims to gradually transition the market towards a more sustainable future by promoting the adoption of emission-free vehicles. It sets ambitious targets for new electric car sales, incentivising car manufacturers to prioritise developing and producing electric vehicles.

For UK Car Discount customers, understanding the implications of this mandate is important. It signifies a positive shift towards a more environmentally friendly UK transportation system and presents an opportunity for significant value on electric vehicle purchases. As a buyer, you could benefit from substantial savings on new electric cars while contributing to a cleaner and greener future.

By staying informed about the ZEV Mandate and its impact on the UK automotive industry, you can make positive, well-informed decisions and actively support the transition towards a sustainable, zero-emission future.


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The ZEV Mandate Explained:


The ZEV Mandate, now law, mandates that all car and van manufacturers transition to selling only emission-free vehicles by 2035. This bold and revolutionary policy aims to tackle the worldwide issue of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The transition begins with a legal requirement for 22% of new vehicles sold in 2024 to be fully electric, paving the way for a greener future. As we progress through the next decade, the percentage of emission-free vehicles will incrementally increase each year, with the ultimate goal of achieving 100% clean transportation by 2035. This ambitious plan signifies a significant step towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly UK automotive industry.


ZEV Key Targets for Electric Vehicles Sold:


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2024: 22% of overall vehicles sold

2025: 28%

2026: 33%

2027: 38%

2028: 52%

2029: 66%

2030: 80%

2035: 100%


Potential Savings for New Car Buyers:


Car manufacturers that fail to meet these targets will be subject to a substantial fine of £15,000 for each vehicle sold that does not comply. Currently, electric vehicles (EVs) account for only 16% of new car sales, which has led to speculation that manufacturers may offer generous discounts on EVs to meet the 2024 target. This situation presents an exciting opportunity for UK Car Discount customers to enjoy significant savings on state-of-the-art electric vehicles and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. Please browse our website to review the latest new car deals, and don't miss out on the chance to join the electric car revolution!


Flexibility and Banking:


Image of an Electric Car on UK RoadsManufacturers who surpass their annual electric vehicle (EV) sales targets can bank allowances for future use or trade them with other vehicle manufacturers that may have fallen short. As part of the scheme, in 2024, manufacturers can borrow up to 75% of their annual target, which will gradually reduce to 25% by 2026. This flexibility has been specifically designed to assist companies with lower EV volumes during the initial stages of the program, offering support and encouraging their participation in the transition towards a greener future.




The ZEV Mandate, which stands for Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate, currently applies in England, Scotland, and Wales. It is a regulatory framework aimed at promoting the early adoption of electric vehicles and reducing carbon emissions. However, in Northern Ireland, an interim scheme is in place that retains a scaled-back version of the existing CO2 emission regulations. This interim scheme will remain in effect until the Assembly passes the ZEV Mandate legislation, ensuring a positive and smooth transition towards a greener and more sustainable UK transportation system.


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Impact on New Car Buyers:


With official figures revealing that the market is below the 22% target, manufacturers are anticipated to improve their efforts to promote electric cars. Manufacturers will continue discounts and incentives to encourage consumers to adopt electric vehicles and avoid fines. As a result, UK Car Discount customers will be among the first to receive any enticing offers on a wide range of electric cars, making this the perfect time to explore the world of emission-free driving and contribute to a greener future.




Image of an Electric Car DashboardThe ZEV Mandate, which stands for Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate, marks a pivotal shift in the automotive landscape of the United Kingdom. This mandate underscores the increasing significance of sustainable and zero-emission transportation in tackling environmental challenges. At UK Car Discount, we recognise the importance of this movement and are committed to offering our buyers exciting opportunities to embrace the electric revolution.

By purchasing a fully electric vehicle from UK Car Discount, you contribute to a greener future and enjoy potential savings. We provide substantial discounts on cutting-edge electric cars; check out our latest MG, Nissan, and Toyota deals, allowing you to be at the forefront of automotive technology while being mindful of your budget.

Stay tuned as we continue this electrifying new car journey together. We will keep you updated throughout 2024 with exclusive offers and the latest developments in zero-emission transportation. Let's drive towards a sustainable future with style and affordability!


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Ready to make the switch to a new car? A new electric car is waiting for you. Act now and enjoy immediate delivery of a brand-new full electric zero-emission car featuring the New 24 Registration Plate. Stocks are limited, so check out our new car offers here to secure your new vehicle today!
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