New car CO2 emissions have continued to rise and have hit the highest average since 2014. Only a rapid increase in electric vehicles will reverse this trend.
The Spring Statement has failed to deliver any clarity for the fleet and leasing industry over future tax rates.
Fleet decision-makers still have time to comment on a Government review into the impact of WLTP on VED and company car tax.
The Government is being warned that a failure to recognise the impact of WLTP on tax could cause long-term damage to the fleet sector and the environment.
By Dan Rees, associate director, head of cars and fleet consulting at Deloitte
Fleets should press the Treasury to scrap the 4% diesel surcharge next year to mitigate the impact of the new emissions testing regime on tax, says TMC.
A review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on VED and company car tax has been launched by HMRC.
Much anticipated seventh generation of best-selling BMW 3 Series is a very impressive package, and one which will not disappoint any company car driver.
The introduction of new emissions testing has disrupted car choice lists and CO2 caps whether fleets run a total cost of ownership (TCO) or lease rate model.
Personal Contract Hire (PCH) is expected to grow next year as FN50 leasing companies launch new products designed to target cash-takers and company car drivers.
By Ashley Barnett, head of consultancy, Lex Autolease
Cap HPI is calling for a company car tax re-think in the upcoming budget.
Fleets have just a few weeks left before they will find out how the Government intends to mitigate the impact of WLTP on future company car tax rates.
Nissan has redesigned the 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine in the Qashqai, providing more power and CO2 emissions of 100g/km.
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Emissions data deadline has done little to boost fleet confidence
The facility in Northampton, built by Mahle Powertrain, is claimed to be the world’s first dedicated Real Driving Emissions test centre.
The CO2 gap is ‘greater than expected’ between NEDC correlated values for vehicles – obtained under the new WLTP test – and existing NEDC data, says Jato Dynamics.
Cap HPI is launching a WLTP solution for users of its new vehicle data, which will be trialled in August ahead of a full roll out in September.
European Commission says car manufacturers may be attempting to ‘cheat’ new vehicle emissions tests in a bid to ‘manipulate’ future targets imposed by the EU.
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