Fleet managers have been left uncertain of how they can continue long-standing mandates on reducing their vehicles’ emissions while coming to terms with the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) that could see them increase overnight.
A lack of clarity from government on the tax implications of the new emissions testing regime will lead to drivers opting out of company cars into grey fleet vehicles with dangerous implications for safety and the environment.
A lack of government co-ordination in the roll out of agreed vehicle charging types and infrastructure were among causes for frustration for fleet decision-makers in ensuring companies do their best to limit environmental damage and drivers’ tax bills.
Fleets felt that one of their biggest challenges was to improve safety. The two biggest issues were educating drivers and creating a culture within the company that promotes safety and gets buy-in at board level.