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.
Uncertainty around WLTP, the new emissions testing regime, could create unpredictability in the used car market, warns the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).
Company car drivers are being advised to select a car that has not yet undergone the new WLTP emissions test, in order to minimise tax bills.
Vehicles ‘disappearing’ off price lists while they get re-tested and fleets complain that future tax implications are unclear.
The leasing company told Fleet News that the move is essential to maintain customer service and transparency.
Already got enough on your plate running the fleet? Well, new emissions measuring systems seem set to add to the confusion. Paul Adler reports.
BMW is “very much open for business” despite the challenges caused by new emissions testing.
Renault boosted the number of Zoes on its stand Company Car In Action stand this year after huge demand for test drives in 2017.
Fleet News' editor Stephen Briers gives his views on the newly-released NEDC-correlated fuel and emissions figures, and what they mean for fleets and drivers
Fleet operators and company car drivers face increases in tax after CO2 emission values generated under WLTP start to be published.
Uncertainty surrounding the impact of the new WLTP emissions test on company car taxation is resulting in some large fleets extending leasing contracts.
Fleets turn to medium-term rental to manage uncertainty surrounding the new WLTP emissions testing regime and company car taxation.
Fleet operators have been warned that “doing nothing” in the face of legislation and taxation changes will lead to increased costs and “noise” from drivers.
New data from Cap HPI shows a rise of 10% in CO2 emissions under NEDC correlated values.
Mercedes-Benz has increased the official CO2 emissions for the E-Class as a result of new WLTP emissions testing.
Research shines light on factors influencing big decisions as almost one in four fleets intend to change funding methods, reports Jonathan Manning.
"The new WLTP fuel test regime is a lesson in how not to introduce change. It’s a total mess," according to Fleet News editor Stephen Briers
The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has updated the environmental label for new cars to highlight which models will be hit by diesel tax supplement rises this month.
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.
‘Real-world’ emissions conversion tool, which changes a new WLTP value into an NEDC figure for tax purposes, increases CO2 values by 10% or between 10-15g/km on average.
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