Government plans to end the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2035, or earlier, would fail to recognise the diverse needs of fleet operators.
New route optimisation technology for fleets operating in urban areas, based on the behaviour of ants, has been developed by university researchers.
Plans to increase walking and cycling in England include fines for motoring offences and the country’s first ‘zero-emission’ city.
Covid-19 can provide the catalyst for a green transport revolution, according to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps.
A coalition of fleets running more than 400,000 cars and vans wants the Government to bring forward the ban on new diesel and petrol vehicles.
Fleet managers are having to adapt fast to new demands placed upon them by Covid-19, but new research suggests some familiar challenges remain.
The appetite for electrification is increasing among fleets, with leasing companies reporting record levels of demand from company car drivers.
By Harvey Perkins, employment tax specialist at Gunnercooke Consulting
New board aims to guide and shape Government’s transport decarbonisation plan.
Campaign for Better Transport suggests wants Government intervention so local transport networks are based on active travel, shared and public transport.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps to speak at the LowCVP Annual Conference 2020 on July 15.
Diesel and unleaded new car registrations in Europe decreased by 59% and 52% respectively in May, new figures from Jato Dynamics suggest.
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) should be increased on the most polluting cars to encourage the switch to cleaner fuels, says Committee on Climate Change.
Two-thirds of fleet managers says that sustainability remains as important to their business as it was before the pandemic, according to a Lex Autolease poll.
One in three people questioned say they are permanently planning to stop car-sharing, with two in five declaring that giving people a lift to work is now a thing of the past.
Plans for new garden towns and villages will leave residents car dependent, new research by Transport for New Homes suggests.
Medium-sized battery EVs, such as the Nissan Leaf, can be on average 14% cheaper to run than equivalent diesels today, Transport and Environment study claims.
Urban residents across Europe do not want to see air pollution return to pre-Covid-19 levels and support changes in transport to protect clean air, according to a new YouGov poll.
Using hydrogen to reduce fleet CO2 emissions to achieve the Government’s ‘net zero’ 2050 target is being examined by two utility companies.
Covid-19 has helped to clear the air – now battle is on to keep it that way.
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