The latest press releases from the BVRLA.
News today that the Advisory Electricity Rates (AERs) for electric vehicles (EVs) have been increased by 25% have been greeted as a win for fleets by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) and British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
The total BVRLA fleet is forecast to grow 3% by Q2 2022 as the sector continues its post-lockdown resurgence in the face of global vehicle supply challenges.
In response to today's Autumn Budget and Spending Review, BVRLA chief executive, Gerry Keaney said:
Business leaders and sustainable transport campaigners have come together in urging the Chancellor to provide more financial support and incentives to support the zero emission van market.
Leading representatives of the mobility services sector have collectively written to the Mayor of London to request an open discussion about the future of the Capital’s transport network and evaluate the positive role shared mobility can play in reducing congestion and emissions in London.
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).
Dangerous gaps have appeared in the fleet market’s road to zero, with some sectors accelerating towards the petrol and diesel phase-out and others stuck at a red signal.
The BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide for LCVs, which incorporates the BVRLA Fair Wear & Standard describing the acceptable condition of a vehicle at end of lease, has been updated and joins the BVRLA family of guides along with one for Cars and one for Commercial Vehicles.
The size of the BVRLA leasing fleet grew by +1.5% in the first quarter of 2021 following ten consecutive quarters of decline, indicating a strong start to the year for the leasing sector.
BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney comments on the launch of the Government’s transport decarbonisation ‘Greenprint’