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Venson research highlights appetite for more CAZs to promote EV uptake

Venson Automotive Solutions is supporting this year’s Clean Air Day (October 8), with a survey by the company revealing that 47% of people want to play their part in reduction pollution by tackling traffic emissions.

In Venson’s white paper, Take a deep breath: The Latest on Clean Air Zones, 38% of people surveyed by Venson believe that the Government should introduce more clean air zones (CAZs) as well as encourage an increase in the take up of electric vehicles (EVs).

Among young people (18-24 years) this figure rose to 55%, whilst there were regional differences - 53% of people in Scotland, 50% in the North East and 50% in London believed more clean air zones would influence EV numbers.

Venson says that businesses who operate fleets up and down the country, can contribute to reducing emission levels by educating company car drivers of the benefits of switching to electric and reviewing the potential adding electric vans to their fleets.

Alison Bell, marketing director at Venson Automotive Solutions, said: “For businesses coping with recent and rapid changes in company car and van use, a focus on improving sustainability and embracing the benefits of EVs has perhaps understandably taken a back seat.

"However, Clean Air Day is a great initiative which will help to bring this important issue centre stage.

“Fleet managers have an important role to play in ensuring that the UK meets its emission targets and protects people’s health by embracing ‘green fleets’.

“There has been a dramatic increase in the choice of EVs available, more attractive tax incentives, especially the 0% benefit-in-kind rate for company car drivers and further investment in EV charging points, all of which should make companies more confident about investing in eco-friendly vehicles.”

October 8 marks the return of Clean Air Day, with government, industry bodies and pioneers in sustainability calling upon the British public to help make it the cleanest Clean Air Day yet.

You can access Venson's white paper, Take a deep breathe: The Latest on Clean Air Zones here

Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live 2020: The virtual fleet expo

Video: Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers and events director Chris Lester introduce the 2020 virtual event and give a preview of what it will look like.

The annual event was due to take place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 6-7 but as a result of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and after consultation with the visitor advisory board, Fleet News has taken the decision to hold an online event in November instead.

Among the exclusive features at the virtual event will be a special EV & Hybrid Showroom which will bring to life the latest electric models with interactive displays that will enable you to get up close to the UK’s best fleet suppliers.

Visitors and exhibitors will be able to communicate through live chat, participate in live Q&As, ‘visit’ branded booths, and find out about industry-leading technology solutions.

The decision to go virtual was made easier by the fact that around 40% of fleets already have, or expect to shortly have, a company travel ban that would prevent them from attending live events this year, while a similar proportion did not anticipate attending live events until sometime in 2021.

 

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