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Why the post-coronavirus world will be greener than before

3 min to readSustainability
In Europe, the sustainable and circular economy was high on the agenda prior to Covid-19, but how has the pandemic changed that? This blog reviews some of the announced measures which indicate that many governments are focusing on a ‘green recovery’.
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Path towards a sustainable recovery

Although the virus still rages in many parts of the world, the initial signs from national stimulus packages in Europe indicate that many governments are focusing on a ‘green recovery’. Automotive OEMs have been hit especially hard by the virus outbreak. Entire factories were forced to close and the global supply chain was severely disrupted. Governments are now being called on to step up and help prevent the loss of countless jobs in the industry. With their support packages, the governments in countries such as France and Germany have marked out a clear path towards a sustainable recovery with particular support for electric vehicles (EVs). Some of the national measures announced so far include:


Evidence of a green recovery

Future generations will bear the debt burden of such massive support for the automotive industry, so that support should respect young people’s expectations in terms of climate change and a healthier future. The above examples are therefore reassuring evidence of a ‘green recovery’ in the post-pandemic world, and there are other positive signs too. In the UK, for example, a £6,000 subsidy for EV drivers is currently being discussed, and the EU is preparing a €20 billion recovery package for car makers and investment in charging infrastructure.

With road transport accounting for around 20% of global CO2 emissions and hence making a major contribution to global warming, LeasePlan is determined to play its part. We want to achieve zero tailpipe emissions from our entire funded fleet of 1.9 million vehicles by 2030, starting with our employees’ vehicles.

How can LeasePlan help?

At LeasePlan, our EV specialists can advise you on the best transition strategy in every market. They will also support you throughout the whole process, including with vehicle choices, charging solutions and implementation services.

posted on 26 June 2020 by Mathijs van der Goot in Sustainability
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