OZEV stands for The Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV). OZEV replaced OLEV which stands for Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
Boris Johnson recently announced the ban on the sales of fossil fuel vehicles in the UK from the date 2030. This prompted the government to tweak the name of the department responsible for supporting the roll out of EV charging infrastructure from OLEV to OZEV. A switch in terminology from ‘Low Emissions’ to ‘Zero Emissions’ which is more in keeping with net zero carbon ambitions.
OZEV are a team of government officials whom are supporting the transition from fossil fuel vehicles to electric vehicles. OZEV will be responsible for (though not limited to) research and development within the EV sector and providing grants and funding to support EV charging infrastructure across the UK.
The OZEV team are a part of the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.