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 62.5%,…

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…

‘Charge rage’ could be set to replace road rage!

‘Charge rage’ could soon be replacing road rage on London’s streets if the predicted demand for electric car charging points is not met. Drivers in the United States have already been involved in heated disputes as they compete over a…

What does the future of fleet look like?

One of the advantages of our lofty office at our Skypark HQ is the view. When it isn’t raining of course. Recently I’ve been looking out trying to envisage this: what will the fleet of the future look like? In…

Fleets need a balanced view on vehicle choice

Vehicle selection has to be more carefully evaluated than ever before, but diesel still has an important role to play although its importance will diminish over time. That’s why we are advising our clients to adopt a balanced fleet view…

Transitioning from diesel to greener fuels

So the combustion engine will be consigned to history in 2040 that much we know (see my previous blog: You’re fired – petrol and diesel engines get the bullet). While we have been keen green backers as a progressive option for…

Diesel dilemma as sales continue to fall

The dilemma surrounding diesel-powered vehicles continues as the latest sales figures for May show that diesel, once the workhorse of the UK company car market, has lost further ground amidst the continuing controversy over noxious emissions. The UK new car…

Hyundai joins Go Ultra Low campaign

Hyundai Motor UK has signalled its commitment to an ultra-low emission future by joining Go Ultra Low, the government and industry-backed campaign that exists to highlight the benefits of plug-in and fuel cell electric vehicles. The news comes as sales…

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