Businesses in and around Birmingham should consider replacing their fleet vehicles with cleaner, more efficient models as the city’s clean air zone (CAZ) comes into effect on 1 June 2021.
Already identified as one of the top challenges facing fleets over the next five years, Birmingham headquartered ATS Euromaster says that with further cities due to add CAZs in 2021 and 2022, more fleets should change their fleets to be CAZ-compliant or face paying access charges.
New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations increased by 9.5% in the first three months of 2021, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, while bus and coach registrations more than halved.
The increase saw some 10,064 units registered in the first quarter of the year, up on 2020 albeit following a weak Q1 last year when lockdown measures introduced partway through March and fluctuations in the fleet renewal cycle subdued demand and still -15.1% down on pre-pandemic levels in Q1 2019.
Ford drivers were slapped with a whopping 793,487 parking fines in 2019.
Closely behind that were Volkswagen (VW) at 620,681 and Vauxhall at 587,633 and London issued the most, according to Able Systems who produce business printers.