A new emissions testing regime, economic uncertainty and a demand for greater flexibility have all impacted fleet funding and replacement cycles over the past year.
Fleets are considering delaying disposal of their vehicles until the uncertainty surrounding WLTP is cleared up, says ADESA Remarketing.
By Ashley Barnett, head of consultancy, Lex Autolease
The fleet industry has been left in a state of anticipation thanks to the October 29 Budget which offered little to sector.
Demand for used cars has remained high in October, with strong residual values for ex-fleet vehicles.
Fleet boss Henry Williams explains how Škoda chose to protect RVs by resisting the temptation to push stock into the market ahead of the WLTP deadline
The average price of late and low used vehicle stock increased by more than £1,000 in Q3 2018 as the supply and demand for nearly new vehicles was impacted by WLTP.
British Gas relies on its collaborative partnerships with suppliers to run an effective and efficient fleet, says Steve Winter.
Fleet managers need to take a pro-active approach to vehicle selection following the introduction of the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) or face escalating fleet costs, warns FleetVision.
DS’s first UK MD Alain Descat is on a mission to launch new product, a new dealer network and a new customer experience – fast.
The fleet industry will have to wait until the spring to see how the Government intends to mitigate the impact of WLTP on company car tax and VED.
The the European new car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the past decade in September, as 1.12 million vehicles were registered – 343,000 less than in September 2017.
Used vehicle prices are being artificially inflated post-WLTP as competition hots up for ex-fleet and nearly-new stock, says Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).
The latest news on the changes to the Plug In Car Grant scheme (PICG) have caused consternation, but this could be seen as a good sign
Fleet operators have been especially affected by WLTP as leased vehicles reached their end of contract date but replacements were not available.
Cap HPI is calling for a company car tax re-think in the upcoming budget.
The ongoing confusion over WLTP could provide fleet managers with the opportunity to prove their worth to their employer, an ICFM masterclass heard.
WLTP, the new emission testing regime that is wreaking havoc with fleet orders and company car choices, will come under close scrutiny at Fleet Live.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) new car registration figures show fleet uptake declined by 22.4% in September, as a result of WLTP testing backlog.
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.
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