The BVRLA has published its latest Quarterly Leasing Survey showing that average CO2 emissions for members’ new car registrations have fallen below 100g/km for the first time ever.
On Monday 15 March, the UK’s first charging Clean Air Zone outside of London went live and is now operating in the city of Bath.
From 1 June 2021, Birmingham will operate a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) imposing charges on those driving high polluting vehicles into certain parts of the city.
Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean MP and DEFRA Minister, Rebecca Pow MP, met with the BVRLA and a selection of members to hear the industry’s concerns about the lack of a centralised payment portal for Clean Air Zones.
As the roll out of Clean Air Zones ramps up this year, the BVRLA is reminding members of its free user-friendly ‘CAZ Map’ that can be shared with customers to help keep them ‘in the know’ and ensure compliance.
With the first Clean Air Zone being introduced in March members are reminded that if they do not have compliant vehicles, they will need to pay using the Government’s central payment portal.
The Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit has launched a new online portal to help individuals and businesses with compliance ahead of new Clean Air Zones being implemented across the UK this year.
Birmingham City Council has launched a series of monthly clinics to help businesses get prepared for the introduction of the city’s first Clean Air Zone on 1 June 2021.
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have launched a final formal consultation on the Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) Pilot.
Greater Manchester’s leaders are calling on fleets to make sure they have their say in two major public consultations to help shape the city-region’s final plans to tackle air pollution.
Bath and Birmingham have announced the ‘go live’ dates for the introduction of their Clean Air Zones and both Bristol and Manchester have launched local consultations.
There’s just over a year until 25 October 2021, when the existing central London Ultra-Low Emisssion Zone (ULEZ) will expand out to the North and South Circular roads. Transport for London (TfL) has launched a marketing campaign to educate and inform Londoners about what this means for them, and what – if anything they need to do to prepare.