Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Tag : CO2

Fleet fuels hit hardest by WLTP CO2 hikes

5 months ago / 1 comments

Diesel and plug-in hybrid vehicles are recording the biggest rises in CO2 emissions as a result of the new WLTP fuel economy cycle, already impacting on … Read More »

Tighter CO2 targets would bring all-round benefits

5 months ago / 0 comments

Carmakers should face more stringent CO2 targets to help drive zero and low-emission vehicle developments, according to MEP Miriam Dalli.

LCV tax reforms could include NOx and CO2

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is set to announce a new tax system for light commercial vehicles during the next Budget, potentially including NOx and CO2 emissions for the … Read More »

Tighter limits for WLTP and RDE tests

5 months ago / 0 comments

EU Member States have voted in favour of tighter limits on for cars and vans tested under the latest WLTP and RDE fuel consumption and emissions … Read More »

The £365m Diesel Tax Grab

7 months ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick is unconvinced by the company car tax reforms announced in the latest Budget.

Best new diesels as clean as petrol, finds Emissions Analytics

8 months ago / 0 comments

The best-performing Euro 6 diesel engines emit as little NOx as petrol, while the worst-offending ones pollute worse than some 10-year-old cars.

New car CO2 emissions in Europe rise for first time in decade

8 months ago / 0 comments

Average CO2 emissions from new cars in Europe increased by 0.3g/km in 2017; the first rise in 10 years.

CO2 levels rising as fleets migrate to PCH and petrols

11 months ago / 0 comments

Average CO2 emissions are on the rise from British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) member lease cars as a result of Government’s tax drives on … Read More »

EU to tighten car approval rules to prevent repeat Dieselgate

11 months ago / 0 comments

Stricter car approval and testing rules could be in place by September 2020, helping to prevent another ‘Dieselgate’ saga taking place.

Budget announcement on WLTP brings stability but BiK will still imminently rise

11 months ago / 0 comments

Confirmation in last week’s Budget that VED and Company Car Tax (CCT) will continue to be based on computer-generated NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) fuel economy and CO2 … Read More »

Audi develops sustainable diesel from water

11 months ago / 0 comments

Audi is to start producing ‘virtually CO2-neutral’ e-diesel from early next year, using renewable energy, water and CO2 taken from the atmosphere.

Adding lightness to vehicles could reduce emissions by 40%

12 months ago / 0 comments

A new report has concluded that 40% of emissions could be cut by reducing vehicle mass.

Carbon dioxide concentrations hit highest level in 800,000 years

12 months ago / 0 comments

Rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions are essential to stop the planet heading for dangerous temperature increases by the end of this century.

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a competition of £15m in funding for research into low-emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans.

Fleet misuse of PHEVs revealed in TMC analysis

1 year ago / 0 comments

Businesses deploying plug-in hybrids without assessing their suitability for fleet operation could be in for a nasty surprise on running costs.

New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution

1 year ago / 0 comments

The “real-world” emission test introduced at the start of September for all new vehicles still needs updating to give an accurate picture of harmful exhaust emissions … Read More »

EV uptake vital to meet proposed post-2021 CO2 targets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Europe’s car makers have laid out plans that indicate EV uptake is vital to meet post-2021 CO2 targets, ahead of a European Commission proposal due later … Read More »

Leasing industry expresses concern over new economy test

2 years ago / 0 comments

The BVRLA is urging its leasing members to consider how new emissions testing rules will affect them amid concerns over the higher CO2 emissions that are … Read More »