© PA Archive Vehicle manufacturers will be mandated to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission cars and vans from 2024 under the UK’s plan to reach net zero (John Walton/PA)The Government said it will “provide certainty” to motorists, energy providers and the chargepoint industry before the ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans comes into force in 2030.A consultation will be launched in early 2022 on the exact proportions of zero-emission vehicles that will need to be sold each year under the mandate, and how it will be enforced.

Other transport commitments in the Government’s net zero strategy include an additional £620 million of funding to support the rollout of charging infrastructure.

The money will be focused on boosting on-street residential charging and “targeted plug-in vehicle grants”.