BVRLA: Fleet sector at the forefront of air quality drive

Written by Ellie

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has argued the UK fleet sector can be at the forefront of driving improved levels of air quality up and down the country in the years ahead.

"Our sector has enormous buying power and provides advice to thousands and thousands of drivers and fleet operators," BVRLA chief executive Gerry Kearney explained.

"If the government can deliver the right tax regime, incentives and guidance, we can have a huge impact in improving air quality across the country."

As a result, the body is now calling upon the government to deliver on a range of promises that will bolster the ability of UK fleet providers to tackle the impact of transport services on UK air quality.

The measures include a comprehensive set of Clean Air Zone guidance to ensure consistency in terms of standards, enforcement, timescales and charges, as well as legislating to ensure all Euro 6-compliant vehicles can be operated across the UK without penalty.

Other called-for commitments include continued support and funding for the Plug-in-Car and Plug-in-Van Grants, in addition to a consistent tax policy to promote the uptake of more low-emission vehicles in future.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "Fleet operators account for a considerable proportion of vehicles on the nation's roads. Providing this group with the means to deliver a greener future for all should therefore be a top priority for the government."

Posted on 15th June 2017

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