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13th April 2018
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WLTP – Whats It All About?

WLTP
Under conditions defined by EU law, the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) laboratory test is used to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars, as well as their pollutant emissions. The old lab test – called the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) – was designed in the 1980s. Due to evolutions in technology and driving conditions, it became outdated.

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8th February 2018
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Fleet News Awards 2018 Finalist!

We are pleased to announce that our driveVLS app has made the shortlist for the Fleet News Awards 2018 in the Most Innovative Use of Technology category. The winner will be announced at the Fleet News Awards 2018 Dinner on the 24th of March. Since driveVLS was launched in February 2017 it has had a number of functionality improvements added, culminating in a February 2018 rebrand to accompany the recent launch of our new, grey fleet management specific, midriveVLS app.

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20th December 2017
Industry News Uncategorized
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TFL Increases Congestion Charge

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed plans to increase the Congestion Charge Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) from 2 January 2018, with a proposed rise for offences on TfL's road network to follow later in the year, subject to Secretary of State review. The increase from £65 to £80, or £130 to £160 for late payment, follows a public consultation that received more than 7,400 responses. TfL believe that the increase will encourage greater compliance and help to improve traffic flow.

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29th November 2017
Industry News
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Autumn Budget Summary…………

Budget 2017
Against the backdrop of downgraded growth forecasts and stagnating productivity levels, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered a politically charged, investment driven Budget on 22nd November designed to position an outward looking, globally focused Britain at the forefront of a new technological revolution. Billions have been set aside for investment in health, housing, infrastructure, communication and artificial intelligence, but what are the key tax and spending announcements that business car drivers, fleet operators and the wider automotive industry should take notice of? Taxation Diesel cars As promised in the Spring Budget, the Chancellor has taken action to increase the taxation of diesel cars in order to fund a new, £220m Clean Air Fund designed to support the implementation of local air quality plans to improve the quality of air in cities and towns  hroughout the UK.

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19th October 2017
Industry News
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Mercedes Air Bag Recall

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 cars in the UK over an electrical fault that can cause the airbags to deploy by mistake. Mercedes advise that there had been a number of cases worldwide reported of this issue, although none have been reported in the UK. The models affected include the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class and E-class, the CLA, GLA and GLC range, built between November 2011 and July 2017.

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23rd August 2017
Company News Industry News
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Customers taking vehicles abroad

The BVRLA would like to remind members that photocopies, and/or letters of authority, are not acceptable alternatives to the VE103B certificate. The consequences of not having the original certificate will vary from country to country but the driver may be fined and in some cases the vehicle impounded. For leased or rented vehicles, the Vehicle on Hire certificate (VE103) provides the necessary authenticated proof that the hirer has permission, from the vehicle owner, to take the vehicle abroad.

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9th August 2017
Industry News
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Demand surges for alternatively-fuelled vehicles

Electric Car Registrations
July’s new car registration statistics showed a 64.9% surge in demand for alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) with 8,871 new vehicles being registered, according to the latest vehicle data published by the SMMT. AFVs now have a 5.5% market share, compared to 3% in July of last year - representing a significant increase. Although diesel vehicles are down 20.1% year-on-year, they still represent a large proportion of new car registrations with a 42.

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FCA places spotlight on PCP in ongoing review of motor finance

The FCA has today provided more details of its work in the motor finance area. It has reiterated that its key focus is in the areas of responsible lending, conflicts of interest, clarity and transparency, and risk around asset valuation. It has highlighted the Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) sector, which it acknowledged was “popular with consumers”. The FCA confirmed that it has identified an extensive range of products across the market; some based on vehicle ownership and others on usership.

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2nd August 2017
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JCT600 VLS gains Go Ultra Low status

JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) has been awarded Go Ultra Low company status in recognition of its promotion and use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) within its own company car fleet.  Read the full story : http://evfleetworld.co.uk/jct600-vls-gains-go-ultra-low-status/  

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28th July 2017
Company News Industry News
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JCT600 VLS awarded Go Ultra Low status

JCT600 VLS is delighted to have been added to the growing list of companies promoting and using ULEV’s in their own company car fleet. Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said: “We want to encourage every business in the UK to follow the example set by JCT600 VLS to offer employees the chance to drive or own an electric vehicle. Not only does it demonstrate a commitment to a cleaner automotive future, but there are multiple short- and long-term financial benefits for companies and their employees to enjoy.

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