A coalition of industry experts have launched a new initiative (and brand) called Zero Emission Van Plan. The target is quite clear, supporting the transition to zero emission light commercial vehicles mainly adopted for urban applications in the UK. The Zero Emission Van Plan was officially presented in the Houses of Parliament on February 20.

Affordability of zero emission vehicles, regulations, as well as availability of charging infrastructure over the country are some of the key topics within the initiative. In the UK, as reported by Transport & Environment, vans are an essential form of transport and a mobile workspace for 3.4 million drivers.

Zero Emission Van Plan: the partners

Logistics UK, Recharge UK, the AFP, and the editorial platform The EV Café are the key partners of the Zero Emission Van Plan. The coalition was brought together by the BVRLA, the UK trade body for companies engaged in vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management.

“Vans are the backbone of our economy, providing an essential form of transport and a mobile workspace. They are growing in number every year and account for a major portion of the miles driven up and down the country. If the UK is to meet its road decarbonisation targets, zero-emission vans must take centre stage. They are a vital player in the transition and deserve more attention”, commented BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney.


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