BVRLA Industry Outlook: Focus on Commercial Vehicle Decarbonisation

With the Government set to phase-out the sale of new diesel vans and trucks by 2040, the clock is ticking on commercial vehicle decarbonisation.

On 22 September from 9-10am, the BVRLA will assemble a range of speakers from across the sector to set the scene and explore the issues associated with moving to zero emissions. 

  • BVRLA Head of Policy & Public Affairs Thomas McLennan will chair the session and provide an update on the BVRLA’s key lobbying priorities 

  • SMMT Environmental Manager Sukky Choongh will share highlights of its latest report on Commercial Vehicle Decarbonisation 

  • Cap hpi Commercial Vehicle Editor Steven Botfield will give an up-to-date view of the commercial vehicle market 

  • Sarah Gray from Rivus and Rod Lloyd from Low Cost Vans will provide their real-world perspectives on the opportunities and challenges they see for zero emission commercial vehicles. 

“Zero emission trucks and vans are very expensive and present a much different challenge to cars when it comes to meeting any phase out target,” said McLennan. 

“Cars are way ahead on their phase-out trajectory, and it is no surprise that commercial vehicle decarbonisation is rapidly rising up the policy and fleet agenda. 

“Government is keen to get whatever insight and feedback it can from the sector, and we hope to get lots of fleet sector input on this webinar.”  

BVRLA members can find out more and register for the event via the BVRLA website.