Fleet decision-makers are split over when the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans should be phased out, or whether it should happen at all.
Shoreham Vehicle Solutions expects the latest ultra-low emission diesels to spark increased interest in the fuel type again in the UK’s used vehicle market.
Although the average price of petrol and diesel on the UK’s forecourts fell slightly in August retailers failed give the entire discount in the wholesale price of unleaded to drivers, data from RAC has found.
Volkswagen has developed a new Adblue system which will cut diesel NOx emissions by “around 80%” compared to current engines.
Registrations of electric vehicles (EVs), including hybrids, totalled 96,600 units in July in Europe – as demand increased by 29% from July 2018.
Car traders are planning to buy less used diesel stock as demand for the fuel among consumers is declining.
Following the unveiling of the fully-electric Corsa-e, Vauxhall has revealed details of the conventional petrol and diesel models.
The Government says that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21.
By Rob Donaldson, car editor Glass's
Legislation is a “hard hitter” in determining residual values fleet decision-makers need to be sensitive to.
Diesel is still an essential fuel for fleets as cleaner alternatives so far fail to achieve the economy and range it offers.
Fleets should switch to hybrid vehicles rather than waiting for an adequate supply of fully-electric vehicles, in order to reduce real-world CO2 emissions.
Volkswagen has added a 1.6-litre diesel engine to the T-Cross line-up, taking the place as the most fuel efficient model.
Fuel labels campaign aims to help educate drivers on the benefits of biofuels.
But rising demand for ultra-low emission company cars may not save manufacturers from being fined billions of pounds by the EU for not meeting emissions target.
A Government survey shows almost half of drivers (48%) are likely to opt for an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) to replace their current car.
Fleets should consider models from the growing number of RDE2-compliant diesel cars and not simply discard them in favour of petrol, says Fleet Logistics.
British carmaker posted a £358 million loss in its latest set of annual financial results – despite returning to profitability in Q4.
Fleets are taking delivery of the first RDE2 diesel cars, cutting VED and company car tax, with manufacturers promising that more models will follow.
Audi has turned to diesel power for its latest range of performance coupes and saloons.
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