News Category: Fuel

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1st September 2019

HMRC has released the latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs), which will come into force from September 1st 2019. Diesel Diesel company cars with an engine of 1,400cc or less will remain the same as the previous rate and diesel cars with engines of above 2,000cc will also go unchanged from previous rates. The AFR for diesel… Read more »

Which cars beat the 4% BIK diesel supplement?

The Real Driving Emissions Stage 2 (RDE2) was introduced to capture a ‘real-world’ view of a car’s performance. The start of the new WLTP emissions testing procedure last year impacted all road users including company car drivers, having implications on company car choice and tax rates. WLTP also introduced the on the road Real Driving… Read more »

Adblue? Why you’ll need to read this

You may have heard of Adblue, but what does it do? Adblue is a product name that’s set to become a familiar one to those who drive diesel. It’s a clever chemical that helps the reduction of harmful emissions produced by diesel engines by injecting the clear liquid into the car’s system. How does it… Read more »

H2 Vehicles: should you be considering them?

Recently Sandicliffe Motor Contract attended the Hydrogen Vehicle Discover Day in Nottingham to understand more about how hydrogen vehicles may influence fleet decision makers in the future. H2 Vehicle Discovery Day The event was hosted by the Energy Technology Research Institute of the University of Nottingham (UoN) in conjunction with Nottingham City Council and was… Read more »

What’s changing for VED in 2018?

We all remember the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Reform that came into effect from 1 April 2017. However, have you taken the time since to realise the impact of such changes by undertaking a full fleet review? With the new changes came stricter thresholds for £0 tax to apply only to zero-emission cars, a flat… Read more »

Top 6 low CO2 petrol alternatives

Since the company car tax reform back in 2002, diesel has been the engine of choice for most company fleets. As diesels generally emit less CO2 than their petrol equivalents, they have been more favourable in terms of tax. But, as the government continue to pile on the pressure, consumers are starting to weigh up… Read more »