Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce focuses on infrastructure

The BVRLA has been invited to join the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce in recognition of the important role that fleet and commercial vehicle operators are playing in the transition to EVs.

Established in 2018, the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce brings together the auto and energy sectors to make recommendations to Government and industry that help to accelerate the mass take-up of electric vehicles.  

In January 2020, the Taskforce published its Energising our electric vehicle transition report, which include  twenty-one proposals to remove existing and potential barriers and reinforce enablers.  

The Taskforce moved into its second phase of activity during 2020, focussing on putting the proposals into action. The group now provides a role as a collaborative strategic review body to develop, action and monitor each proposal and communicate progress on their implementation. 

Ahead of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles publishing its National Infrastructure Strategy, the Taskforce is entering its third phase of work focusing on infrastructure and the BVRLA is delighted to have been invited by the Government to join the group. 

The BVRLA policy team is now compiling case studies to reflect members’ knowledge and experience of the different charging needs across a full range of vehicle and driver types. Members who are interested in taking part in the case studies should email catherine@bvrla.co.uk.