MPs who suggested that climate change targets require many UK motorists to ‘ditch the car’ completely by 2050 have questioned the commitment of car manufacturers and dealers to the promotion of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).
There is widespread agreement that climate change is a major threat to our futures and the motor industry is taking an innovative lead by developing alternatives to the traditional carbon producing internal combustion engine (ICE).
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has published its new Mobility Credits Scrappage Scheme policy paper which urges Government to incentivise a move away from vehicle ownership.
Local Government leaders have called on Central Government to create a £1.5 billion vehicle scrappage scheme that could remove nearly half a million older polluting vehicles off UK roads and incentivise the adoption of new low-emission transport.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched two new apprenticeship standards which have been designed to upskill those people working in car dealerships’ customer service, parts and sales roles.
The IMI has called for further development in EV skills training, following the Government’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee's Electric vehicles: driving the transition report.