BVRLA response to Government’s transport decarbonisation ‘Greenprint’

BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney comments on the launch of the Government’s transport decarbonisation ‘Greenprint’

"The plans being launched today show the Government’s determination to deliver on its zero emission transport targets.

“The ambitious timescales involved in the phase-outs for the sale of polluting cars, vans and trucks leave little room for error. It is vital that the policymakers continue to engage with a wide cross-section of road users to understand the risks, challenges and opportunities that are being thrown up by this swift transition. 

“Today’s ‘Greenprint’ provides some essential clarity and certainty for road users, but there are still major questions that need answering, including what longer-term plans the Government has for motoring taxation.”

Cited in the Transport Secretary's announcement, Gerry Keaney says:

“We welcome the publication of these plans, which provides a clearer picture of where we are and where we need to get to on the road to net zero.  

BVRLA members will play a vital role in this journey, enabling millions of individuals and businesses to embrace zero emission road transport and switch to more sustainable forms of mobility.  

There will be many important milestones along the way and we will continue to work with government and other stakeholders in achieving them.”