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RAC Business comment - Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle £2m funding from government

News   •   May 10, 2016 15:41 BST

Please see below for a comment from RAC Business in response to the Government’s announcement of a £2 million funding competition for fleets to buy or lease hydrogen fuel cell cars and vans.


RAC Business spokesman Simon Peevers said: “Given the range of benefits that come with running zero and low emission vehicles in terms of running costs, there is certainly the will among businesses to make a change and realise those cost savings, if they can overcome the initial outlay. So it’s welcome that the Government recognises the importance of supporting fleets to encourage the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

“Within the wider context of the fleet sector it remains to be seen whether £2 million is enough to make a serious impact on encouraging businesses to upgrade their vehicles, but it is a step in the right direction as long as there is the infrastructure in place to support the new technology.”