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.