Pressure to improve felt more keenly among public sector fleets
Pricing experts at Cap HPI have played down the potential of Mitsubishi’s decision to exit the UK having a negative impact on residual values (RVs).
Mitsubishi’s exit from the UK market will be keenly felt by many fleet operators, particularly those operating the popular Outlander PHEV.
The introduction of clean air zones (CAZs) is to be delayed until the Government overcomes the COVID-19 pandemic.
Active Building Centre – Swansea University’s commitment to an environmentally-friendly fleet stretches far beyond just using electric vehicles (EVs).
The Government is seeking new powers in the Environment Bill to compel manufacturers to recall vehicles when they do not meet the relevant environmental standards.
As particulate matter emissions from exhaust pipes fall, pollution caused by brake and tyre wear is coming under increasing scrutiny.
The Government has threatened Bristol City Council with legal action after it failed to submit final air quality plans.
The Government has widened its focus on emissions, with the publication of its Clean Air Strategy, saying transport is only ‘partly’ to blame for pollution.
Nottingham City Council becomes the first local authority to have plans to improve air quality approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
By Patrick Gallagher, CEO of CitySprint Group
Fleets should not be too quick to write-off new diesel models on environment grounds. Simon Harris reports.
The Government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear in an effort to tackle all sources of pollution.
New air quality strategy includes plans to develop new standards for tyres and brakes to address toxic non-exhaust emissions.
By Simon West-Oliver director of sales and marketing at Drive Software Solutions
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond made the commitment in last November’s budget. But, MPs have questioned the Government’s commitment.
The Government says clean air funding could be available for locally targeted scrappage schemes and the retrofitting of vans and trucks to LPG.
The Government must take stronger action to improve air quality in areas not compelled to introduce clean air zones (CAZs) or submit local action plans.
Diesel continues to be the dominant fuel choice for cars across the FN50 with a 71.4% share but there has been a greater uptake of petrol, hybrid and electric cars this year.
Defra fleet chief Dale Eynon has set a bold strategy: ditch diesel and convert the entire fleet of 4,000 cars to petrol-hybrid or pure electric by 2025.
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