The Government should amend vehicle taxation – including company car benefit-in-kind tax, capital allowances and vehicle excise duty – to hasten improvements in air quality, says London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL).
Local authorities that successfully bid for the Department for Transport’s Clean Vehicle Technology Fund may fall into the NOx trap, warns Emissions Analytics - a provider of real-world emissions measurement.
The CO2 emissions limit is the number one factor used when setting the criteria for a company car choice list, according to the latest quarterly Company Car Trends research from GE Capital Fleet Services
A major new report published yesterday (July 15) at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Annual Conference shows the UK automotive sector has been revitalised by consistently applied policy centred on cutting carbon.
Toyota and Lexus has questioned the merits of a CO2-based company car tax regime when a new emissions test is introduced. Instead, the manufacturer believes there should be an increased focus on mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx).
The average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014, according to data from ALD Automotive. That's a 4.8g/km drop compared with ALD’s previous all-time low of 125.2g/km at the end 2013.
Improved charging infrastructure is the number one factor that would persuade more fleets to add electric vehicles (EVs) to their choice lists, trumping financial incentives such as the Government plug-in car grant scheme, according to recent research.