Glasgow’s initial focus will be on buses but all vehicles will be included by the end of 2022
Fleets should not be too quick to write-off new diesel models on environment grounds. Simon Harris reports.
By Gerry Keaney, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
As a result of air quality debates, Fleet News editor invites industry figures to have their say in the Fleet Budget Manifesto
Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultations are heating up with the release of a revised proposal from Leeds City Council.
The European Commission says it will refer the UK to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to address air pollution.
Proposals include a standardised on-board energy monitoring device to allow drivers to compare lab results for CO2 emissions with average real-world driving.
Despite pressure from Government, the city authority will not confirm plans until after its local elections. Stephen Briers reports.
The Government says clean air funding could be available for locally targeted scrappage schemes and the retrofitting of vans and trucks to LPG.
Key issues confronting the fleet industry include, the continuing ‘demonisation’ of diesel and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Local authority says it is sceptical that a clean air zone in Derby will help the city improve air quality and wants £35 million scrappage scheme instead.
Derby City Council are in no rush to jump on the 'CAZ charging bandwagon' and will try alternative methods to meet air quality obligations.
East Midlands council lags behind Leeds in terms of publishing its CAZ consultation document, but the authority believes it is ahead in other ways.
The Leeds Air Quality roundtable has seen fleet managers urge local authorities across the country to develop CAZ (clean air zone) consistency.
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