EV grants and tax incentives for fleets and drivers 

The BVRLA welcomed the range of electric vehicle grants and tax incentives announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in last week’s Budget. 

The measures announced will provide a major boost for those looking to speed-up the transition to zero-emission transport.  

In the run up to the Budget, the association and its members emphasised the importance of having a long-term transport decarbonisation strategy focussed on grants, tax incentives and infrastructure, that would give fleets and drivers the confidence to commit to a zero-emission future. 

Retaining the much-needed Plug-in-Grant, helping businesses with the cost of connecting charge points to the grid, providing long-term certainty around Company Car Tax and making zero-emission cars exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty were all BVRLA policy asks granted in the Budget. 

Elsewhere, the Government announced a raft of other measures to support cleaner, safer and more affordable road transport, including a fuel duty freeze, an extra £304m to support local authority air quality measures and £29.5bn for roads and pothole repair. 

Read the BVRLA press release issued 11 March 2020: Budget boost for zero emission fleets and drivers.

See the BVRLA's Budget 2020 guidance page.