March 09 2018
Fleet News - March
Presenting Go Green Leasing’s monthly round-up of news and views for the motoring world. This month, we look at new diesel vehicles; CO2 emissions and we get some insights from the annual Geneva Motor Show.
New diesel engines as clean as petrol, concludes new report
A report has been published by Emissions Analytics, detailing that some diesel vehicles emit safer levels of NOX than people may imagine. The data, which comes from a study of a range of different diesel vehicles from several manufacturers, tested the vehicles in the new Real Driving Emissions regulation. The best performing vehicles have been found to emit less than 80mg/km – although the report hasn’t commented on which vehicles came back with the best and worst ratings.
Volvo V60 unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
The all-new Volvo V60 has been unveiled to some of the world’s biggest car enthusiasts and experts at the annual Geneva Motor Show. The model, an estate, is built on Volvo’s Scalable Brand Architecture, which has been seen previously with the new XC60 and 90 series of cars. With two petrol, two diesel, and two plug in hybrid options available – there is plenty for motorists to get excited about. The model adheres to the company’s simple and sleek Scandinavian design throughout, as well as utilising its state of the art Sensus technology in the cockpit.
Average new car emissions are on the increase
For the first time in over a decade, average new car emissions are on the increase across Europe. The spike in the statistics comes as a decreasing demand for diesel vehicles has taken hold of car buyers amidst the confusion over whether petrol or diesel is better for the environment. Following an analysis of 23 European markets by Jato Dynamics, car emissions have risen by 0.3g/km, putting them at 118.1g/km, in 2017.
The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV premiered at Geneva Motor Show
The brand-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV took centre stage this week, at the 2017 iteration of the world-famous Geneva Motor Show. Previewed alongside the brand’s e-evolution concept, the Outlander PHEV promises greater efficiency and performance, partly due to its engine redesign, allowing for an extra 10% motor output. Mitsubishi unveiled the vehicle, introducing it as breaking boundaries in the brand’s evolution in both interior and exterior design.
TfL announces low emission zones
This month, Transport for London – alongside the Mayor of London, and London Councils – has announced the introduction of low-emission zones. The zones, which will be implemented to the tune of £766,000 and further match funding from the local council, will be rolled out across three London boroughs in a bid to cut air pollution in the capital. Camden, Hammersmith and Hackney have been chosen as the borough, and will install electric charging points, encourage the uptake of green forms of transport by local residents, and implement the restriction of polluting vehicles near primary schools, amongst other initiatives.
All figures provided are those of the manufacturer(s) and are not necessarily those of Go Green Leasing.
Posted on 9th March 2018 at 5:05PM