Policy Area


Transport is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, a quarter of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions come from road transport. The Climate Change Act 2008 legally obliges the UK to cut its greenhouse gas – predominantly CO2 – emissions by 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels).

BVRLA members operate the cleanest and safest vehicles on UK roads. The vehicle rental and leasing sector provides affordable and accessible mobility to millions of people, and along with car clubs, has a large market impact. The BVRLA believes that the government should give all forms of vehicle acquisition equal consideration when it comes to developing a sustainable and integrated transport policy.

Research conducted by TRL shows how car rental can help people own fewer cars and adopt more sustainable travel habits. A summary of some of the key findings can be downloaded here.

Related Policy Updates

Related Consultation Responses

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Carbon Auditing Schemes

The BVRLA has called for rental and leasing companies to be able to carry out audits on fleets under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
PDF icon carbon_auditing_bvrla_response_1013.pdf

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting

Greenhouse Gas Emission reporting for companies - Response on the draft regulations to make it compulsory for companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis
PDF icon Greenhouse gas emission reporting regulations

London - Ultra-Low Emission Zone

The BVRLA's position on Transport for London's proposal to create an Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London.
PDF icon bvrla_submission_-_tfl_ulez.pdf

Motoring of the Future

BVRLA response to Transport Select Committee's inquiry into Motoring of the future.
PDF icon motoring_of_the_future_-_bvrla_submission.pdf

OLEV Call for Evidence on Support ULEVs

BVRLA response to the call for evidence on Government measures to support uptake of ultra low emission vehicles from 2015-2020
PDF icon olev_call_for_evidence_bvrla_response_final.pdf

Safer Lorries consultation response

BVRLA response to TfL's consultation on Safer Lorries.
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_safer_lorries_consultation.pdf

Tyre labeling enforcement regulation bvrla response

BVRLA's response to DfT on tyre labeling and its calls for information to passed to customers on invoices
PDF icon tyre_labelling_consultation_on_enforcement_bvrla_response.pdf