The BVRLA is calling for support from the wider fleet sector to act now to safeguard the vital Plug-in Car and Van Grants.
The association is urging stakeholders from across the industry to write to their local MP and ask for their support in securing long-term Government support for the grants, which help bridge the price gap between electric vehicles and their petrol or diesel counterparts. It has set up a Plug-in Grant campaign page to speed up the process.
BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney commented; “Businesses are being asked to invest billions of pounds in new electric vehicles and infrastructure over a short timescale. Tax incentives are vital, but so are the Plug-in Grants. They need to be maintained in some form until at least 2025 if we are to deliver the transition that is required.”
The BVRLA also used its recent 2020 Budget submission to make the case for the Plug-in Car Grant, highlighting the vital role the grant plays.
Read the press release in full, issued 11 February: Preserve the Plug-in Grant, says BVRLA.