LeasePlan MD says “it’s time for UK to catch up with EV leaders”
After the Prime Minister announced an additional £106 million for R&D in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology at the UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit on 11 September, LeasePlan UK’s managing director Matt Dyer made the following comment:
“[The] announcement is a great step forward for Britain’s zero emission future, and we strongly welcome the Government’s continued support. This investment will go a long way towards delivering the necessary infrastructure to expand the charging network, as well as making electric vehicles both more accessible and more cost effective.
“As a founding member of the EV100, LeasePlan has already started working towards our ambition of net a zero emission fleet by 2030, and we look forward to working together with the Government to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles and fully realise a zero carbon future. As an industry, we are tackling the zero-emission challenge and this investment from the Government further expresses Britain’s intent to join the charge for lower emission vehicles. It is now time for the UK to join Norway and the Netherlands as leaders in this field.” pg