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EU U-turn to force major changes for real-world emissions

4 days ago / 0 comments

Today, a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union will mean carmakers must take giant strides in real-world emissions performance to meet Euro … Read More »

Fleet fuels hit hardest by WLTP CO2 hikes

7 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 limits for WLTP and RDE tests

7 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 »

Government ‘forcing’ fleets away from diesel

8 months ago / 0 comments

Tax changes under the new fuel economy and exhaust emissions test regimes will force businesses away from diesel fleets as the Government looks to tackle urban … Read More »

Mazda CX-3 updated for Euro 6d

9 months ago / 0 comments

Mazda has updated the CX-3 compact SUV with new technology and engine upgrades to bring emissions in line with the latest Euro 6d requirements.

Emissions and air pollution to be discussed at LowCVP Conference

9 months ago / 0 comments

LowCVP’s 2018 ‘Moving North’ Conference will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution, and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel … Read More »

Best new diesels as clean as petrol, finds Emissions Analytics

9 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

9 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.

Unlimited fines for vehicle emissions cheats

11 months ago / 0 comments

Carmakers using so-called defeat devices to cheat emissions tests could face unlimited fines under new proposals.

New research models impact of diesel scrappage scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Switching drivers of 10-year-old diesels to petrols would reduce NOx but increase carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, latest research from Kwik Fit has found.

CAZs should take fair approach to reducing pollution, say fleet firms

1 year ago / 0 comments

Planned legal action to take the Government back to court to address “holes” in its current air quality plans needs to ensure a fair approach is … Read More »

EU to tighten car approval rules to prevent repeat Dieselgate

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Fleets urged to have say as Ultra-Low Emission Zone expansion consultation opens

1 year ago / 0 comments

A public consultation is now open on the proposed expansion of the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone up to the North & South circular, with fleets being … Read More »

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

1 year 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 »

Date set for next hearing in UK legal action against VW

1 year ago / 0 comments

The next hearing in the UK legal action against the Volkswagen Group for its use of so-called ‘defeat devices’ will take place on Monday 27 November, … Read More »

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

1 year ago / 0 comments

Implementing an online database showing drivers the emissions standard for their particular registration plate is essential to avoid confusion under forthcoming Clean Air Zones.

Real-world fuel consumption gap hits 45% for company cars

1 year ago / 0 comments

The gap between official fuel consumption figures and real-world performance in the EU has quadrupled since 2001, hitting an all-time high, new figures suggest.

EU plans for 30% cut in emissions by 2030

1 year ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is looking to cut car and LCV emissions by 30% by 2030 under a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets.

Adding lightness to vehicles could reduce emissions by 40%

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Fleets urged to sign up to emissions technology trials

1 year ago / 0 comments

Public and private sector fleets across the UK are being asked to join a free trial to support research into reducing air pollution.

Clock ticking on urgent WLTP tax reforms

1 year ago / 0 comments

As Europe shifts over to the new WLTP fuel economy test cycle, Alex Grant looks at the urgent need for clarity on how tax bands will be reformed to … Read More »

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.

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 »

FairFuelUK launches crowd funding legal campaign to stop ‘toxic taxes’ on cars

1 year ago / 0 comments

Campaign group FairFuelUK has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds for a two-part legal challenge intended to stop air quality tax hikes on cars … Read More »

VW moves to strengthen customer confidence in software fixes

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Group has written to a number of customers in a move to strengthen confidence in software fixes being deployed on diesel vehicles and to encourage … Read More »

Thousands of VW Group drivers report post-emissions fix problems

1 year ago / 0 comments

Thousands of Volkswagen Group car owners say they’ve suffered problems with their vehicles following an emissions fix carried out to remove the so-called ‘defeat device’ software.

£1m up for grabs under London Mayor’s Air Quality Business Fund

1 year ago / 0 comments

London businesses and business groups can now apply for funding to deploy low emission vehicle infrastructure or zero emission home delivery services.

High Court orders hearing over government’s clean air plan deferral

2 years ago / 0 comments

A High Court hearing tomorrow (27 April) will order the Government to explain its plans to delay publication of a crucial clean air plan for the … Read More »

Reality Check: WLTP, RDE and the impact for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new testing regime is being introduced later this year aimed at providing a more accurate reflection of a car’s fuel economy and emission. Julian Kirk … Read More »