Government Consultation Support

Background & Challenge

Zemo Partnership regularly coordinates responses to government and other public consultations and evidence calls and is often requested to bring stakeholder views together.

Activity planned by the Partnership relating to current consultations will be provided on this page.


  • To provide a Zemo Partnership position on key policy issues, identifying areas of consensus and difference
  • To offer proposed solutions to key challenges
  • To accelerate the transition to net zero

Actions & Outputs

  • A series of Zemo Partnership-facilitated meetings, webinars (& other mechanisms) involving government representatives and members to discuss and collate feedback to consultations
  • Zemo Partnership Secretariat to coordinate written response and submit to government or other public authority

2022/23 Consultations

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate

DfT Consultation on the potential introduction of a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate

  • DfT invited stakeholders and interested parties to submit responses to the proposed 'ZEV Mandate' legislation, which would introduce a stepped trajectory of minimum % of ZE sales for both cars and vans for each manufacturer between 2024 and 2035.

  • Zemo was invited to provide a written response, and also participated in a dedicated meeting to discuss key points with DfT personnel.

  • Zemo membership feedback was gathered via direct meetings and a facilitated workshop using Miro boards as input.

  • A detailed written response was submitted by Zemo staff and is available here (members only):

Zemo Partnership Response (members only)

2021/22 Consultations

Green Paper – Vehicle CO2 Regulatory Framework consultation

DfT is seeking views on the proposed regulatory framework for the UK with regard to all newly sold road vehicles.

The consultation proposes:


  • making a UK zero emission vehicle mandate as well as CO2 regulations

The consultation also discusses the wider regulatory framework including:

  • the vehicle models that should be in scope
  • whether derogations and exemptions should apply in certain cases
  • the level of fines that should be issued for non-compliance
  • defining the ‘significant zero emission capability’ that all new hybrid cars and vans will be required to deliver from 2030 to 2035

The green paper was committed to in the Prime Minister’s Ten point plan for a green industrial revolution in November 2020 and featured in the Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain.

Zemo Partnership Consultation Response 

2020/21 Consultations

Introduction of E10 Consultation

Unleaded petrol currently contains up to 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5, whereas E10 petrol contains up to 10% bioethanol and is not currently available in the UK.

This consultation proposes:

  • introducing E10 petrol as the 95 octane “Premium” grade;
  • ensuring the ongoing availability of E5 petrol in the higher octane “Super” grade only;
  • amending the mandatory labelling of E10 petrol;
  • and launching a call for evidence on future transport biofuels policy

Introducing E10 grade petrol:

  • will reduce the overall CO2 emissions from petrol vehicles
  • could help the UK meet emissions reductions targets

This consultation is a result of suggested actions from the E10 and consumer protection government response

This consultation follows DfT's 2018 call for evidence into whether and how E10 could be introduced in the UK.

Zemo Partnership Response Press Release 

Supporting Documentation

LowCVP's Successfully Deploying E10 Report

DfT E10 Consultation Webpage

Consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

DfT is seeking views on the implications of bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.

They asked for views on:

  • the phase out date
  • the definition of what should be phased out
  • barriers to achieving the above proposals
  • the impact of these ambitions on different sectors of industry and society
  • what measures are required by government and others to achieve the earlier phase out date

Supporting Documentation

Road To Zero

Committee on Climate Change Report

DfT Consultation Webpage

Zemo Partnership (as LowCVP) Consultation Response

Future of transport regulatory review: call for evidence on micromobility vehicles, flexible bus services and mobility as a service

​Call for evidence asking for information and views on 3 areas of the ‘Future of transport regulatory review’. The 3 areas are:

  • micromobility vehicles
  • flexible bus services
  • mobility as a service (MaaS)

This call for evidence asks:

  • whether certain micromobility vehicles (such as electric scooters) should be permitted on the road, and if so what vehicle and user requirements would be appropriate
  • how effective existing rules are around flexible bus services, and which other areas of the bus, taxi and private hire vehicle framework should be considered in this review
  • what the opportunities and risks of MaaS platforms might be, and what role central and local governments should play in their development

The ‘Future of transport regulatory review’ was first announced in March 2019 as part of the Future of mobility: urban strategy.

Consultation Webpage

Timeline and Deliverables

April 2020 - June 2020

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