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.