Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Queen's Speech: Hydrogen for Building a Stronger Economy

Source: THE QUEEN’S SPEECH AND ASSOCIATED BACKGROUND BRIEFING, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT ON WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE
2017, 21st June 2017, Queen Elizabeth II


"(...) 2. Building a stronger economy

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

The Bill will ensure the UK continues to be at the forefront of developing new technology in electric and automated road vehicles. The Bill will:

  • allow the regulatory framework to keep pace with the fast evolving technology for electric cars, helping improve air quality;
  • provide for the installation of charging points for electric and hydrogen vehicles;
  • extend compulsory motor vehicle insurance to cover the use of automated vehicles, to ensure that compensation claims continue to be paid quickly, fairly, and easily, in line with longstanding insurance practice.

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2. BUILDING A STRONGER ECONOMY

“Legislation will be introduced to ensure the United Kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars”

The purpose of the Bill is to:

  • Allow innovation to flourish and ensure the next wave of self-driving (automated) technology is invented, designed and operated safely in the UK.
  • Ensure we retain our position as a global leader in the market for electric vehicles by improving our national charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure (...)"

Read more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/620838/Queens_speech_2017_background_notes.pdf