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Operational Fleet Insight Report

Infrastructure could hold Clean Air Zone Framework targets back – UK's leading fleet management company

Results released today (Thursday 14 September) from BT Fleet Solutions Operational Fleet Insight report 2017 show fleet managers are largely supportive of the Clean Air Zone Framework from Defra and DfT, but believe a better infrastructure for alternatively fuelled vehicles across the country needs to be in place in order to meet its targets.

Fleet Solutions managing director Henry Brace, said: "The message we're getting from fleet managers working for our customers is that they are supportive of more clean air zones, but are feeling real pressure to make the switch from petrol to diesel, often without the necessary infrastructure across the country in place to help them do so."

In the report, 66 per cent of the total 514 respondents said they were in support of introducing more clean air zones, with 47 per cent believing government organisations should be lobbying for greater investment in the UK's electric vehicle infrastructure, such as more charging stations.

Mr Brace added: "There is much work for our sector to do to close the gap, as 94 per cent of fleets are currently comprised of diesel or petrol-fuelled vehicles, with almost one in three (33 per cent) using currently using alternative fuels, but as Fleet Solutions, we believe we can be a source of advice on how this transition can be made as our cities bid to operate low emissions economy."

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September 2017