Fuel duty has been frozen yet again, but diesel company car drivers and fleet operators will have to dig a little bit deeper from April 2018.
Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter and Ford are entering a partnership to design and build electric delivery vehicles.
The diesel share of fleet registrations is steadily declining, but still accounts for more than half of the market, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals.
New lease accounting rules come into force from 1st January 2019 and will require lessees to report operating leases on balance sheet from that date, including motor vehicles funded by contract hire. Our Fleet Consultancy team is developing a series of communications for lessees to highlight the impact and provide guidance to organisations around how they can manage the change. Our Strategic Fleet Consultancy team works with the board directors and senior managers to help align fleet with corporate objectives and drive greater value.
Company car tax and Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will continue to be based on CO2 values from the existing emissions test rather than a new ‘real-world’ regime, when the test is introduced from September.
Parcel carrier Yodel has taken delivery from Mercedes-Benz of its first, lower-emission Euro 6 vans.
The 200 Sprinter 314 CDI Long models will be based across the company’s nationwide network of 55 service centres.
The changing face of fleet management was visible at the prestigious 2016 ACFO Awards with three of the seven awards recognising plug-in cars.
The chancellor says that the Government “remains concerned about the growth of salary sacrifice arrangements and is considering what action, if any, is necessary. The Government will gather further evidence, including from employers, on salary sacrifice arrangements to inform its approach".
Volkswagen has admitted to US regulators it is using software in its 2016 diesel models that could potentially help exhaust systems run cleaner during tests.
Tesla has launched a software update for its vehicles - enabling the cars to have an "autopilot" mode.
While not fully self-driving, the software means the Model S and new Model X can "automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic".