Continuing concerns over the environmental credentials of diesel have led to a marked migration to petrol among leased company car fleets.
BMW will introduce a new mild-hybrid diesel engine in the 320d, reducing its CO2 emissions from 110g/km to 105g/km (NEDC correlated).
New figures show that the proportion of diesel cars on the FN50 fleet fell from almost two-thirds (63.4%) to half (50.5%) over the past 12 months.
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.
Fleets are taking delivery of the first RDE2 diesel cars, cutting VED and company car tax, with manufacturers promising that more models will follow.
The latest diesel cars emit significantly less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than the upcoming Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) regulations will require.
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