Fleet News is asking fleet decision-makers for their views on the introduction of clean air zones (CAZs), including London's ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ).
The quick-fire multiple-choice survey will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and will give Fleet News a valuable snapshot of the industry’s mood following the lates CAZ going live.
Birmingham City Council launched its CAZ on June 1, which requires drivers of older cars, vans and trucks to pay a daily fee to enter the city’s centre.
The Class D CAZ applies to all vehicles that do not meet the minimum emissions standards of Euro 6 for diesel and Euro 4 for petrol.
It is estimated that 40% of vehicles entering the zone each day will not be compliant. Cars, vans and taxis will face an £8 charge, while HGVs, buses and coaches will have to pay £50 per day.
Birmingham’s CAZ is the second to be launched this year, following Bath, but zones are also imminent in Bristol, Bradford, Portsmouth, Greater Manchester, Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside.
Meanwhile, the London ULEZ is due to expand from October 25 and will encompass an area that is 18 times larger, bounded by the North Circular and South Circular Roads, and runs through many neighbourhoods previously unaffected by CAZ.
Concerns surrounding CAZs have been highlighted as two of the top three issues that car and van fleets believe they will face before 2026.
Findings from Arval Mobility Observatory’s 2021 Barometer show that the top most common answers to the question, “What are the main challenges facing fleets in the next five years?”, were firstly the introduction of stricter CAZs (35%), followed by increased vehicle taxation (34%) and then the creation of more CAZs (30%).
Please let us know how you feel about the petrol and diesel ban in this Fleet News quick-fire survey.
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