The BVRLA has today launched a policy paper making the case for a nationally funded, locally targeted vehicle scrappage scheme that offers a mobility credit in exchange for a household scrapping its older, more polluting vehicle.
In its 20-page paper: Mobility Credits Scrappage Scheme, the BVRLA explains that a Mobility Credits scheme can be used in conjunction with new technologies such as integrated Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms to incentivise more sustainable journeys involving public, shared and active transport.
The association believes that as well as reducing emissions, this scheme advances the shift away from private car ownership and increases the availability of road space in crowded urban areas.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is currently working with Transport for West Midlands on a Mobility Credits Scrappage Scheme pilot.
Vice President of Strategy and Mobility at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ben Lawson said:
“Over recent months, I have been delighted that policymakers see car rental and club as a key part of the mass transit solution in urban areas,”
“Mobility Credits represent a real opportunity to change the behaviour of residents and will see a rise in people opting to use a variety of modes to meet their needs. Initially credits will help with reducing NoX emissions, but if they are delivered via a MaaS platform then it will ensure Britain has a adopted a pioneering and sustainable approach to transport policy.”
Read the BVRLA press release published on 19 March: BVRLA members are delivering the future of urban mobility