• Grey fleet doesn’t have to be a grey area

    Some 12 billion business miles are said to be driven each year on Britain’s roads by employee-owned  or ‘grey fleet’ cars, which are estimated to be around 14 million in number and cost employers more than £5.5bn a year in…

  • Can the BVRLA stop company car tax rising?

    The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Budget in November, urging him to consider the implications of placing a further tax burden upon the company car market. In the association’s subm…

  • Diesel under pressure as buyers’ preferences change

    Demand for diesel cars fell by more than 21% in August while registrations of conventional petrol vehicles grew by almost 4%, according to the latest figures. Petrol hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs) also increased substantially, up 74.9% and 6…

  • New emissions tests come into force

    Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans came into force across the European Union at the start of September with the aim to introduce more realistic driving conditions and therefore more accurate results. The previous testing regime,…

  • Manufacturers announce diesel scrappage schemes

    Up to 10 motor manufacturers have launched scrappage schemes for older diesel cars in a bid to remove more polluting vehicles from UK roads. The schemes typically offer significant discounts from the price of new cars if older Euro IV…

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