MPs support BVRLA

A group of MPs has supported the BVRLA’s call for the government to boost the electric vehicle market by providing more support in the form of preferential tax rates, plug-in vehicle incentives and improved charging infrastructure.

The 66-page report, Electric Vehicles: Driving the transition, urges the government to adopt a more ambitious target for zero-emission motoring by following Scotland, Ireland, China, Norway and the Netherlands in banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.

It says the government can meet this new challenge by making some of the urgent fiscal changes put forward by the BVRLA – introducing preferential EV rates for VED and company car tax.

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said, ‘The select committee has made clear in this report that time is of the essence if government is serious about the UK leading the transition to zero emission. At the moment the government is putting too much emphasis on vision and not enough on action.’