BVRLA leasing fleet surpasses pre-pandemic levels with reduced emissions and a shift to EVs

The BVRLA leasing fleet grew 5.1% in 2021 to pass pre-pandemic levels as vans continue to drive the recovery of the sector. The association’s latest Leasing Outlook Report, citing data to Q4 2021, also shows more positive signs as the growth of the car fleet accelerates.

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Government unveils EV Infrastructure Strategy with plans for 300,000 charge points by 2030

The Government has unveiled its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy which includes plans to support the UK market to reach 300,000 public EV charge points by 2030. A £450 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure [LEVI] Fund will see local authorities able to bid for funding to help accelerate the rollout of EV hubs and on-street charging whilst the existing £950m Rapid Charging Fund will support the rollout of at least 6,000 high powered super-fast chargepoints across England’s motorways by 2035.

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Transport Committee calls for urgent progress to be made on road pricing

The Transport Select Committee has called for urgent progress to be made on the future of road pricing and says that zero emission vehicles should not mean zero tax revenue – otherwise the Treasury could face a £35 billion fiscal black hole.

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