The BVRLA is the trade body for the vehicle rental, leasing and mobility services sector. Its members own and operate more than four million vehicles in the UK and are leading the driver to decarbonise. The sector is already responsible for the majority of battery electric vehicle (BEV) registrations, with a combined fleet size that is set to hit 900,000 by 2025(1).
The Government has today published its Net Zero Strategy. Ahead of COP26 and building on the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan, the strategy sets a clear pathway of how the Government will meet its net zero commitment by 2050.
The BVRLA has seen significant interest in training courses relating to Salary Sacrifice schemes, driven largely by the current Benefit in Kind incentives supporting Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEVS).
The BVRLA hosts two Forums, each runs three times a year – which are relevant to any member who is involved in looking after or selling vehicles, whether that be vehicles on fleet for six months or five years.
Last Thursday saw the BVRLA’s digital ‘Fleets in Charge’ conference take place for a second year, with over 360 delegates able to interact with expert panels, share information and network.
According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new car registrations have fallen 34.4% to 215,312 units, the weakest September since 1998, before the twice-a-year number plate system was introduced.
The BVRLA submitted its Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 representation on 30 September.
The BVRLA has responded to the Government’s consultation on a new CO2 regulatory framework for new vehicle sales, highlighting some of the potential impacts on the fleet sector and how to mitigate against these risks.
Ahead of changes to the EV homecharge scheme (EVHS) and workplace charging schemes (WCS) the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has provided further clarity on how they will be re-launched and what the eligibility criteria will be moving forward.
The Government has launched a wide-ranging new Future of Transport Regulatory Review that will seek views on electric vehicle charging and the regulatory environment needed to support increasingly connected and autonomous vehicles.
The BVRLA, AFP and Fleet News are urging the Government to maintain confidence in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market by providing more clarity on future tax rates.