There’s now the prospect of emissions surcharges, extra parking fees and a hike in diesel tax, alongside a nod towards a potential scrappage scheme to encourage motorists to move to cleaner vehicles. Is the writing on the wall for the once much-coveted diesel vehicle?
How diesel changes will impact fleets
While change is on the horizon, it’s not yet known how quickly it will happen. We’ll have to wait for the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget to get a clearer picture. However, it’s safe to say that in the coming years, fleet managers are going to have some big decisions to make.
Company car drivers have already been dealt a three-percentage point diesel supplement and London’s ‘T-Charge’ will have an impact on drivers of older vehicles. The industry is starting to feel the repercussions of these ripples, while some manufacturers have already decided that they will stop producing diesel – and petrol models totally.
The future of diesel
In our latest whitepaper, we’ve summarised what the landscape currently looks like for diesel and discussed what may be coming next. We take a look at:
As the move towards greener alternatives gathers pace, how much longevity do traditional fuel have? Download our whitepaper to find out more about the future of diesel.
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