Diesel car sales for 2018/19 drop 26%, while battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales rise by 41%.
The latest diesel cars emit significantly less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than the upcoming Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) regulations will require.
Fleet managers are feeling the pain of being associated with ‘dirty’ diesel vehicles despite often using the cleanest Euro 6 diesel engines.
Chevin Fleet Solutions has released a new whitepaper, ‘Selecting Your Vehicles – the Right Fuel for the Job.’
Diesel still has a future as a fuel for fleets, despite what the press say, said Chris Lovegrove, total cost of ownership manager Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, at Company Car In Action 2018.
ClientEarth has confirmed that a “domino effect” is underway after news that Germany will put a diesel ban in place by 2019.
The Government has launched a consultation on how 33 councils should reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in the shortest possible time.
Conflicting messages about the future of diesel and contradictory advice on how and when to introduce alternative fuel vehicles are not helping fleets.
The European Commission says it will refer the UK to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to address air pollution.
Impact of Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) and the ‘demonisation’ of diesel will be discussed by the Vehicle Remarketing Association.
Researchers claim to have had interest from a number of manufacturers who want to fit it to their diesel cars.
Bosch claims it has achieved a “breakthrough” in diesel technology by dramtically cutting NOx emissions.
Fears of a crash in used diesel car values prompted by air quality concerns “should now have passed”, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).
New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that the number of diesel cars licensed in Great Britain stood at 12.4 million at the end of 2017.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond made the commitment in last November’s budget. But, MPs have questioned the Government’s commitment.
Legal action brought against the VW Group following the ‘dieselgate’ scandal will be heard at the High Court tomorrow (Tuesday, March 27).
The Government says clean air funding could be available for locally targeted scrappage schemes and the retrofitting of vans and trucks to LPG.
The decline in diesel was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, reports Jato.
Key issues confronting the fleet industry include, the continuing ‘demonisation’ of diesel and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees have published a joint report on air quality.
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