The European Court of Justice says that the European Commission had no power to weaken emissions limits for on-the-road tests.
The growing demand for used cars, particularly diesels should encourage more fleet and dealer vendors to consider refurbishing stock prior to sale to increase their disposal profits.
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.
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.
Fleet operators have been especially affected by WLTP as leased vehicles reached their end of contract date but replacements were not available.
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.
The facility in Northampton, built by Mahle Powertrain, is claimed to be the world’s first dedicated Real Driving Emissions test centre.
A lack of clarity over future company car tax rates, thanks to the introduction of WLTP, is leading to a rise in daily rental bookings, says Epyx.
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.
The Vehicle Remarketing Association claims that some daily rental companies are buying nearly-new cars on the used market, because of a shortage of new stock.
New functionality to its vehicle management system enables users to utilise the data available following introduction of WLTP.
Uncertainty around WLTP, the new emissions testing regime, could create unpredictability in the used car market, warns the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).
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.
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.
Vauxhall has continued its move to Euro 6d-TEMP with two new engines joining the Astra range - a 1.6-litre Turbo (200PS) petrol and a 1.6-litre CDTi (136PS) diesel unit.
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