EV owner Natasha Robinson leads the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), formerly the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), along with Gary Cooke and Katie Black.
Continuing to be a joint unit between the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, OZEV remains unequivocally in favour of plug-in vehicle take-up and enables funding for electric vehicle grants and infrastructure as well as charge points across the UK.
In 2021, the Plug-in Car Grant and the Plug-in Van Grant were reduced and it was also announced that the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EHVS) will end in March 2022 for homeowners. Although any reduction in incentive is unpopular, the changes reflect the growing number of EVs on the road and allows funding to reach more people.
Holding a significant and important position of power when it comes to shaping the low carbon industry, OZEV also provides funds and manages industry-led research and development programmes to champion emerging technologies to capture the environmental and economic benefits of the UK’s transition to a zero-emission economy.
Natasha has extensive experience after spending many years in the Department for Transport, and during 2021, has been a keynote speaker at many industry events.