BVRLA welcomes ZEV mandate consultation

The BVRLA has welcomed the contents of the technical consultation on zero emission vehicle mandate policy design, recently shared by the Department for Transport. 

Clear trajectories for the implementation of the mandate, split based on the uptake of cars and vans, give the UK the opportunity to secure the vehicle supply required to meet demand and support the nation’s drive to Net Zero. 

Commenting on the technical consultation, BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney, said: 

“The ZEV sales mandate is a vital part of the UK being able to reach its Net Zero targets. Its effective implementation will be the difference between the UK leading the way for decarbonisation or falling behind the rest of Europe. The consultative approach taken by the Department for Transport has been commendable and the BVRLA is pleased to see many of the association’s key considerations included within the plans. 

“We welcome the acknowledgment that vans require a different trajectory to cars, which has been a cornerstone of the BVRLA’s engagement on this issue. In the face of the worst supply crisis the industry has seen for generations, trajectories need careful consideration and must be kept under review as the supply chain stabilises.” 

See the BVRLA press release issued 7 April: ZEV mandate gives UK chance to lead the way in Europe