European Commission starts development of Euro 7 emissions standards - Fleet News

The European Commission has started the regulatory work aimed at setting the next stage of type approval requirements for vehicle emissions, it will be known as Euro 7/VII.

Following a public consultation, which ends in November 2020, the Commission will carry out an evaluation of the current Euro 6/VI vehicle emission standards to assess its impact to date.

The evaluation will assess to what extent the Euro 6/VI vehicle emission standards have achieved their objectives of harmonising the rules on pollutant emissions from vehicles and improving air quality by reducing pollutants emitted by road transport.

BCA sees average values rise 75% in two months – Motor Trader

Average values at BCA have risen by 75% in the two months since lockdown.

Used car values at BCA averaged £8,565 in June, an improvement of £1,029 (14.0%) compared to May.

The value improvement compared to April was even more pronounced at £3,689, equivalent to a 75.7% increase over the two-month period as many dealers returned to the market following their businesses reopening on 1st June.

British Gas makes largest UK commercial BEV order with Vauxhall - Motor Trader

British Gas has ordered 1,000 all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall, marking the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce.

Centrica, owner of British Gas, has committed to electrifying its 12,000 strong fleet by 2030 and will be making further orders with Vauxhall for electric vehicles as soon as they are available.

The company is currently upskilling engineers in EV charging and is accelerating EV adoption for homes and businesses with charger installs and EV tariffs.

New partnership launched to cut road casualties by 40% - Fleet News

Emergency services and local authorities across the West Midlands have joined forces to reduce the number of people seriously injured on roads by 40%. The West Midlands Regional Road Safety Strategic Group has been set up to help deliver on the target to reduce the number of incidents which result in death or serious injury by 2030.

In the UK, road deaths were higher in 2019 than in 2010, according to provisional data.

The group brings together experts from Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), local councils, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, Public Health England, road safety charity organisations and the Young Combined Authority. It will share data and intelligence on the common causes of fatalities and serious road collisions and offer strategic guidance and recommendations for transport and highway authorities.

EV chargers in 350,000 homes by 2025, predicts Andersen – AM Online

More than 350,000 homes in the UK are expected to be fitted with electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2025, says charge point provider Andersen.

By 2025, an expected one million electric vehicles will be registered on UK roads bringing with it a spike in the number of home chargers.

Analysis of sales trends by Andersen has found that 362,270 wall boxes could be installed in UK driveways and garages over the next five years based on current installation rates.

There are currently around 120,000 homes with EV chargers already installed.