Car manufacturers are reducing the number of optional features offered on new models and fitting smaller wheels in order to simplify the WLTP values for each model.
The fuel consumption of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models was found to be 61% lower, on average, than official figures suggest, in a new independent test.
Jato Dynamics has partnered with Sofico to provide leasing companies with accurate WLTP data that can be passed on to fleet customers.
And that’s despite new WLTP testing regime producing higher figures
Cars will need to meet EU limits on NOx emissions under real-world driving conditions by September 2022, following a vote by European Parliament.
Activa Contracts is reporting that one in three (35%) fleet orders placed so far this year have been for electric or hybrid vehicles.
New petrol, diesel and hybrid cars are, on average, 5.4% less efficient than their official WLTP fuel consumption figures suggest, according to new research by What Car?.
A dip in driver confidence and satisfaction with the leasing sector is being blamed on supply issues caused by WLTP.
The Fleet News car running cost tools have been updated to reflect the switchover to WLTP CO2 emissions data and the new 2020/21 benefit-in-kind (BIK) bands.
New company car tax rates will cost the Government £100m in lost revenue over the next two years, while drivers will face higher costs from new CO2 rating.
By Edwin Kemp, associate director Mobility 2030 at KPMG UK
Cap HPI says it will be ready for the introduction motoring taxes based on the emissions test in April 2020.
Some company cars could disappear from choice lists as new emissions test results put them beyond CO2 thresholds used by fleets.
Leasing companies, which typically receive the CO2 data from third-party providers, are estimating emissions or trying to bring forward deliveries.
By John Clay, head of vehicle identification at Cap HPI
Uncertainty surrounding the impact of a new emissions testing regime and planned restrictions on the sale of fossil fuel and hybrid vehicles make policy review essential.
Businesses should consider reviewing their fleet policies due to a lack of WLTP CO2 data for some cars, says the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.
Arval says that 15% of fleet and mobility managers questioned expect to make some adjustment to the cars they offer.
Emissions regulations are changing again in September, but vehicle supply should not be affected according to Cap HPI.
Fleet operators and company car drivers are unable to make educated decisions on future vehicles due to a lack of WLTP CO2 emissions data.
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