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What impact will Brexit have on the uptake of electric vehicles? As this supplement went to press it was one of the many unanswered questions in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

But there were indications that it would be 'business as usual' for environmental policy, with the Government committing to an ambitous carbon reduction target ( a cut of 57% in greenhouses gases by 2030, comparred to 1990 levels) within a week of Brexit. 

It is hard to see how ultra-low emission vehicles will not have some part to play in the UK achieving this target, which means that the Government ought to continue supporting them.

It is also hard to see the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan abandoning plans to introduce the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), given his commitment to clean air zones, even if the EU regulation to introduce them in 2018 will not be applicable.

Manufacturers will continue to be under pressure to lower emissions from new cars, regardless of whether the UK is in EU or not.

So don't let Brexit uncertainity deter you from considering hybrids, pure electric and hydrogen vehicles. With more options available - both in vehicle choice and the funding method - it's time to trial and assess how these vehicles could fit on your fleet.