The BVRLA recently responded to the Department for Transport’s consultation calling for ideas to inform the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
The response highlights several recommendations that the BVRLA made during the recent Transport Decarbonisation Plan workshops hosted by the Department for Transport (DfT).
The response is split into three sections: Decarbonising road vehicles; Accelerating modal shift to public and active travel and Decarbonising how we get our goods.
This mirrors some of the strategic priorities set out in the government’s report launched earlier in the year Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge and the content of the workshops attended.
Within each section of the response the BVRLA has highlighted some of the key opportunities and challenges facing members and made recommendations on what the government needs to do to support the sector.
Recommendations such as the Shared Mobility Taskforce and Mobility Credits seem to have been particularly well received and are subject to ongoing discussions with Government officials.
The workshops also provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of the rental, leasing and fleet sectors and to reiterate the points made by the association in the response to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)’s consultation on phasing out the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles – specifically that support needs to be tailored for different segments of the sector.
The BVRLA’s EV Working Group met last week, with 15 members joining the meeting to discuss activity being undertaken since submitting the response and to help gather further information.
Discussions with OLEV and DfT continue.