The current state of play regarding fleet electrification will be addressed by the BVRLA’s 2024 Fleets in Charge conference.

The rental and leasing industry body says the event, taking place in Westminster on 10 July, will take stock of the ZEV mandate’s impact across the whole fleet and EV ecosystem.

Speakers at the event will include representatives of Arval UK, Auto Trader, Stellantis, Charge UK, National Grid, The AA, Royal Mail, Centrica, Mobility Operations, Admiral Pioneer, and Frost and Sullivan.

The conference will also hear from Transport Minister Anthony Browne MP and Shadow Roads Minister Bill Esterson MP.

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “Supported by powerful incentives, business leasing has been a flagbearer for battery EV adoption from day one. 

“The wider picture presents an imbalanced EV uptake, with some end user segments left without any transition support and others bearing all the risks associated with adopting expensive new technology. 

“The BEV market is in danger of stalling and the jury is still out as to whether the ZEV mandate in its current form will help or hinder.”