Reflecting the change in the government’s mission, to target a zero-emission future for transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has new name as from today: Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

OLEV was created as a team working across government to support the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). It is providing over £900m to position the UK at the global forefront of ULEV development, manufacture and use. “This will contribute to economic growth and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution on our roads,” it says.

OZEV is part of Department for Transport and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The change in name is to align the Government department with its net zero ambitions for 2050, which includes the banning of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030.