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Over three million people are at risk of falling behind in the UK’s zero-emission journey, unless the government takes immediate steps to support the transition to electric vans. That is according to a coalition of industry experts and trade bodies, who have launched the “Zero Emission Van Plan” to highlight where action is needed.
The BVRLA leasing fleet has reached a six-year high, recording 2.2% year-on-year growth to approach levels last seen in Q4 2017. The association’s latest Leasing Outlook Report shows the total lease fleet nudging above 1.9m vehicles thanks to increased demand for leased vans and Business Contract Hire (BCH) cars.
The fleet leasing sector is primed to play a vital role in the UK meeting its electric vehicle targets, in line with the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate coming into effect this week. 42% of new cars added to the BVRLA’s leasing fleet in Q3 2023 were battery electric vehicles (BEV), giving a strong foundation for the industry to achieve the 22% target set for total new car sales in 2024.
Nora Leggett is to retire from the BVRLA at the end of December 2023, after more than 26 years serving its members.
The vehicle rental and leasing sector is feeling positive about 2024. The BVRLA’s latest Industry Outlook report shows members are predicting growth across virtually all market segments, and feeling more confident about business conditions.
The BVRLA has launched a revised version of its Fair Wear and Tear Standard for Commercial Vehicles and Minibuses. The Guide is widely accepted across the industry for setting the bar for vehicle condition, giving a reliable reference point for end-of-contract inspections.
The Government has provided assurances that further solutions are under development to support the van sector’s transition to zero-emission vehicles. Speaking at the BVRLA’s recent Fleets in Charge webinar, Lizzie Culwick, joint head of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) discussed van-specific measures relating to charging infrastructure, user experience, and financial incentives.
In today’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed that full expensing would be made permanent but retained the historic exclusion of the vehicle rental and leasing sectors. A formal government consultation into if the exclusion could be removed in the future was confirmed, following the creation of an industry working group earlier this year*.
The BVRLA has announced its key asks of government for the fleet sector, calling for certainty, focus and fairness in the transition to zero-emission road transport.
The BVRLA leasing fleet has returned to levels last seen in 2018, despite growing concerns over used electric vehicle values in a consistently volatile market. That is according to the BVRLA’s latest Leasing Outlook Report, which quantifies the sector’s transition to electric models.
The government’s acknowledgment that zero-emission commercial vehicles require dedicated attention is welcome and is a positive step in seeing more movement in this space. Today's announcement from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) proposes four changes to legislation* that will remove some long-standing barriers to the utilisation of 4.25t ZEV vans.