Cars will not be charged to enter Bath’s clean air zone (CAZ), but vans, trucks and buses not meeting the latest emission standards will.
The report says a fairer and more sophisticated tax system could be based on distance travelled, time of journey, location or air pollution.
A new standardised emissions rating system which allows fleet managers to see how much pollution a vehicle produces when used in urban areas has been launched.
The scrappage scheme aims to help micro-businesses and charities prepare for the 24-hour, seven-days-a week ultra-low emission zone in central London from April 8.
European Court of Justice (ECJ) had ruled allowing vehicles to emit more than double the emission limit for NOx – the so-called conformity factor – was illegal.
Mitigation measures proposed for the country’s two largest clean air zones (CAZs) have been criticised for failing to soften the blow for fleet operators.
Mann+Hummel has developed roadside filters which can reduce traffic emissions by up to 40% and – it says - could make vehicle bans from inner cities unnecessary.
Fleet decision-makers still have time to comment on a Government review into the impact of WLTP on VED and company car tax.
Pace of growth of plug-in registrations in the UK is half the EU average.
Diesel cars made up three quarters (76%) of leased vehicles from Vantage Leasing in 2018, with hybrid and electric cars accounting for almost 7% of orders.
The Government is being warned that a failure to recognise the impact of WLTP on tax could cause long-term damage to the fleet sector and the environment.
By Dan Rees, associate director, head of cars and fleet consulting at Deloitte
Fleet Alliance says the Government lacks a clear and cohesive strategy to low emission charging zones, diesels and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Arval has criticised the debate around clean air zones (CAZs), saying the tone is out of proportion to their likely effects.
Deloitte's research also shows global EV adoption rates increasing, from two million units in 2018, to four million in 2020 and 12 million in 2025, before rising to 21 million in 2030.
Up to 10 local authorities could be planning to introduce workplace charging levies, which could cost employees up to £1,000 per year to park at work.
New plans for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford could see all non-zero emission vehicles banned from the city centre during certain hours from 2020.
The Government has threatened Bristol City Council with legal action after it failed to submit final air quality plans.
New diesel car sales are falling so quickly that there could be shortages of them on the used market, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).
Chevin Fleet Solutions had previously committed to ensuring that at least 5% of its fleet was electric by 2020, having joined the Go Ultra Low campaign in 2016.
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