Politicians are not very visionary in terms of mobility, deplores Tuesday Johan Portier, managing director of the car leasing company, LeasePlan Belgium. “While it is realistic to drive emissions-free within five years. Now is the time to take effective action,” he pleads.
“Ask any politician: what is your vision for long-term mobility? What are your ambitions in terms of mobility? What is the mobility plan, how many stages does it include and what are they? How many recharging points will Belgium have in 2030? I am convinced that you will not get any answer, “said Mr. Portier.
The director is delighted that by January 2026, only cars that do not emit greenhouse gases will still be 100% deductible. “A good start for a broad debate on mobility, which should go further than the simple ‘let’s abolish company cars’. Leading a debate on mobility means leading a debate on society, in particular on teleworking, traffic-free areas or going to live as close as possible to work, ”he said.
Johan Portier pleads for a longer term political vision. “What infrastructure do we need? Who is going to build them, when and how?” He wonders.
For him, the future of the car is “electric, shared and autonomous”.