BVRLA represents industry’s voice in 2035 consultation  

Last week, the association submitted its formal response to the Government’s consultation on the proposed phasing out of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035. 

In its response, the BVRLA made clear that one size does not fit all when it comes to fleet decarbonisation and setting a single date applicable to all vehicle types would be a mistake, as a more segmented approach is needed. 

The association is keen to thank members for their input into this important consultation. The collective industry response is the culmination of the biggest policy engagement process we have ever undertaken, involving dozens of stakeholders and BVRLA members from across the rental, car club, leasing and fleet management sectors.  

The association also published its new Tax and EV Transition report, which includes new independent tax modelling from Cambridge Econometrics. It shows that the Government will need to invest nearly £100 billion between now and 2050 if it is to have any chance of meeting its phase out target for the new car market. 

Read the press release issued on 29 July: One size does not fit all when it comes to fleet decarbonisation 

Find out more about the BVRLA’s full response to the consultation on the BVRLA website, which also includes a 2-minute film from BVRLA Senior Policy Adviser, Catherine Bowen, summarizing the response.