LeasePlan's CEO has drawn the following conclusions from the report: “This report is a wake-up call for the industry: shared mobility and public transport is out, and safe and clean private transport is in. At the same time, drivers are more environmentally conscious than ever, with almost half ready to go electric. We asked policymakers in each of the 22 countries surveyed to invest in long-term incentives for EVs and charging infrastructure. Everyone should have the opportunity to go electric, making 2021 the greenest year ever for road transport.”
Mark Lovett, Head of Company Vehicles, supports his CEO's outlook: “LCVs have never been more important: every retail company that wants to succeed in the new normal will need a fleet of LCVs to meet the growing demand for online shopping and last-mile delivery. However, this demand must be met in a responsible manner, and concerns about congestion and pollution from vans need to be addressed. The good news is that OEMs are making more electric vans than ever before, so in 2021 there is no excuse not to swap the white van for a green van and make every delivery emission-free."