HMRC has published new advisory fuel rates (AFRs) effective from Tuesday (September 1) for company car drivers claiming fuel costs.
Pollution higher in neighbourhoods outside London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, according to new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe).
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.
Diesel used car prices rise by 31.3% as demand for older vehicles in the used car market outstrips supply.
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.
Land Rover has added a new RDE2 diesel engine to its flagship Range Rover model, complete with a 48v mild-hybrid system.
The record fall in fuel prices seen during the coronavirus pandemic ended in June, with diesel up almost 3p per litre in the month.
Diesel and unleaded new car registrations in Europe decreased by 59% and 52% respectively in May, new figures from Jato Dynamics suggest.
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.
The Government figures reveal that there are 111,000 fewer diesel cars on the roads.
A litre of petrol now costs less than £1 after three of the UK’s major supermarkets cut pump prices.
Diesel drivers enjoyed the 11th biggest monthly drop in pump prices since 2000, with the price of the fuel falling 4p per litre (ppl) in February.
HMRC has released its latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs) which will come into force from March 1.
A planned ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans, as well as hybrids, could start as early as 2032, the transport secretary Grant Shapps has said.
Politicians have been accused of 'not living in the real world' after the Government announced it was bringing forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2035.
Continuing concerns over the environmental credentials of diesel have led to a marked migration to petrol among leased company car fleets.
A team of scientists, led by Kings College London, say particulate pollution from brake wear could be contributing to increased susceptibility to airway infections.
The decline in diesel new car sales continued in 2019, with 21.8% fewer diesels sold following a fall of almost 30% in 2018, according to the SMMT.
New figures show that the proportion of diesel cars on the FN50 fleet fell from almost two-thirds (63.4%) to half (50.5%) over the past 12 months.
Fleets have been urged to work together and consider cutting vehicle numbers to help the UK achieve ‘net zero’ emissions.
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