This week Philip Dunne, MP for Ludlow, added his support for the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s (BVRLA) Road to Zero Report Card.
Recent analysis by the BVRLA shows that issues with taxation, charge point infrastructure and vehicle supply are putting the brakes on UK electric vehicle registrations.
The BVRLA represent fleets that own or operate nearly five million cars and vans.
Philip Dunne MP warned:
"This Report Card demonstrates that the Government is behind on the targets it set itself in the Road to Zero Strategy. If the Government wants to have any chance of keeping its new promise to become ‘net zero’ by 2050, more action needs to be taken."
"We can't wait years for further action, people in Shropshire need the Government to act now to show them how seriously it takes clean air and reducing emissions.
"The vehicle leasing, rental and car club sector offers the fastest way to get new clean cars on the road, but the right incentives and infrastructure need to be in place.”
Philip Dunne MP, signed a letter to the Government urging it to speed up its progress on the road to zero emissions in order to keep the promises made in the Road to Zero strategy and to provide the necessary infrastructure and funding required to increase the use of electric vehicles.
The letter called on the Government to:
1. Provide a five-year fiscal roadmap for future EV-related taxes and incentives
2. Set a national quota for EV registrations that ramps up between now and 2030
3. Commit to mandate universal methods of access and payment for public EV charging.
Philip Dunne MP added:
"The findings of this BVRLA analysis show that the Government has put on the brakes when it should be accelerating its plans. We need Government to prioritise policy measures to increase uptake of electric vehicles in order to meet the Road to Zero targets by its 2050 deadline."
The BVRLA’s ‘Road to Zero Report Card 2019’ is available to view in full at: https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/bvrla-road-to-zero-report-card.html