- REA welcome extension of Plug in Van Grant;
- Transition to electric vans boosted through the Government’s renewed commitment;
- Announcement follows industry coalition joint letter.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has welcomed the confirmed extension of the Plug in Van Grant for an additional two years, until 2024/25.
The REA regards the transition to electric vans as ‘essential’, saying the Government’s renewed commitment will lead to an increase in the installation of charge points and accelerate the shift towards zero-emission vans.
The REA joined the BVRLA and a coalition of industry partners in writing to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Budget, urging the Government to provide more support to the nascent electric van market.
Jacob Roberts, Transport Policy Manager at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said:
“With the majority of vans being fuelled by diesel, transitioning to electric vans is essential, not only to decarbonise road transport, but to protect businesses against rising fuel costs and dependencies on imported fuels too.
“For this reason, we are delighted that the Government has committed to extend the plug-in van grant for at least two years. Combined with the expansion of funding available to support businesses to install charge points at their places of work, this will allow more businesses to access the benefits of zero-emission vans.”
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About the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA):
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (known as the REA) is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, power and the circular economy. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation representing fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net