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Fleet electrification, Covid-19 and cost control – what’s on your radar for 2021?

Fleet News is urging fleet decision-makers to share their views on some of the key issues facing the industry in a quick-fire survey.

The quick-fire multiple-choice survey will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and includes electrification, cost control and the possibility of fuel duty and VED being replaced by a new pay-as-you go tax system.

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MPs on the Transport Committee launched an inquiry into zero emission vehicles and road pricing just before Christmas, while the Treasury is said to be considering the an alternative regime.

The committee will consider the implications of accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles, including bus and freight vehicles, and the case for using innovative new technology to introduce some form of road pricing.

Chair of the Transport Committee, Huw Merriman MP, says that the Government decision to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol, hybrid and diesel cars, recently announced in the ‘Ten Point Plan’, is considered a “vital step” along the UK’s path to net zero.

Meanwhile, the Chancellor is preparing for a Budget in March, which could see a hike in fuel duty to help improve Treasury coffers, while Covid-19 will put fleet decision-makers under even greater pressure to control costs.

These are just some of the challenges that fleets will face in the year ahead, but what is on your radar?

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