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Tag : emissions

New research models impact of diesel scrappage scheme

1 month 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 month 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 month 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

2 months 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

2 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 »

Date set for next hearing in UK legal action against VW

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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%

2 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

6 months 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

7 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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 »