The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association has today written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reiterate why the vehicle rental and leasing industry is crucial to delivering the UK’s zero-emission goals.
BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “We will continue to engage with policymakers and work with the new government to help create a thriving electric vehicle market for the UK that will stimulate jobs, investment and decarbonisation as quickly as possible.
“We can do more to accelerate transport decarbonisation if the government provides the right policy incentives, including maintaining the Plug in Car Grant, long term certainty on company car tax and support for connecting charging infrastructure to the electricity grid.
“Our car club, rental and leasing members are providing flexible shared transport options for SMEs and individuals to help them make more environmentally friendly journeys. We would like to see government provide support to local authorities to create and join-up policy to develop new transport mobility solutions, including access to cleaner vehicles for low-income households.
“To help businesses further, we are asking government to support drivers who need to upgrade to cleaner vehicles to be compliant with Clean Air Zones. This includes establishing a new, ring-fenced ‘Targeted Clean Freight Scrappage Fund’ to help commercial vehicle operators upgrade their vans and trucks.”