BVRLA members have a unique perspective of the issues facing road transport in the UK and have the purchasing power to tackle them. They have a long track record of working constructively with policymakers in driving down emissions, improving road safety and making road transport more cost efficient and accessible. This manifesto puts forward some ideas for future collaboration.
The BVRLA's plan of action for the next Government’s first 100 days:
- Extend the Plug-in Car Grant for pure electric vehicles until 2025. As the electric vehicle market makes significant progress towards cost parity, funding can be reduced and gradually phased out.
- Introduce a revised grant to reboot purchases of plug-in hybrid cars and reverse the dramatic falls in sales. This subsidy should taper off as the market improves.
- Target additional funding for the fleet sector to help with the costs of installing EV charging infrastructure.
- Adjust C02 related taxes to create a more stable environment for company cars, incentivising large fleet buyers to invest in the lowest emitting vehicles.
- Extend Future Mobility Zone funding for another year.
- Create a Mobility Innovation Fund which would be used to help cash and resource-strapped local authorities to work with local transport operators and residents to develop new, integrated mobility services.
- Establish a new, ring-fenced 'Targeted Clean Freight Scrappage Fund' to help commercial vehicle operators upgrade their vans and trucks.