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.