TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps said BVRLA members were fundamental to delivering zero emission transport to UK plc.
Speaking at the BVRLA’s Fleets in Charge online conference today (06 Octrober 2020), Shapps said:
“It’s fantastic that so many BVRLA members are making commitments to introduce zero-emission fleets ahead of the Government’s phase-out target. BVRLA members are fundamental to the transition to cleaner road transport.”
The Transport Secretary was responding to the BVRLA’s Plug in Pledge that will see BVRLA members – including its broker members – responsible for 75% of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on UK roads by 2025.
In total, the sector will register 400,000 BEVS a year by 2025 – just four years away.
The transition to zero emissions is accelerating and our latest pledge demonstrates that the fleet sector has its foot on the pedalGerry Keaney, chief executive, BVRLA
He added that road transport decarbonisation would be shaped by the crucial factors of EV supply, demand and infrastructure.
The updated BVRLA Plug in Pledge
- By 2025, the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet industry will be registering 400,000 battery electric cars and vans each year. This means it will be responsible for 80% of sales in the UK.
- In terms of total fleet, the industry will own and operate 75% of battery electric vehicles on UK roads – around 900,000 vehicles.
- If you include plug in hybrid vehicles, the figures are even more impressive. By 2025, the rental, leasing and fleet industry will be registering nearly 570,000 plug-in cars and vans every year and will own and operate around 1.3m plug-in vehicles in total
- Source: BVRLA
Automotive and fleet writer for Broker News