A consultation into the Modern Transport Bill, which aims to boost the use of electric vans in the UK, has begun.

The bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this year, and would tackle what the government described as the three main challenges of boosting ULEV (ultra-low emission vehicle) use in the country.

These, it said, are the consumer experience of using electric cars or vans, the interaction between the necessary charging structure with the electricity system, and future-proofing the ULEV infrastructure.

The consultation is seeking opinions on potential items for inclusion in the bill that could support the uptake and use of ULEVs.

It opened yesterday (25 October) and will run until 23 November.