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Majority of vehicles operating in Clean Air Zones not yet ULEZ compliant

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More than half of the vehicles currently operating in Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are not compliant with the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards and face fines of up to £400 per day.

New Research by Masternaut and Cadent Gas has found that vehicle fleets are not ready to face tighter emission standards.

Dhruv Parekh, CEO at Masternaut said: “The research clearly shows that many fleet companies are at risk of facing fines when the new regulations come into place, posing a significant challenge to the industry. With many competing demands on fleet managers’ time, we know these new standards are just one more headache to tackle in an already busy day. We have developed this webinar to give a clear picture of exactly what fleets need to do to get ready, stay compliant and avoid fines, and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible on the 27th.”

Based on data from Masternaut customers, the research highlighted how many non-compliant vehicles entered the upcoming ULEZs between August 2017 and August 2018 and how much it would cost businesses if they continue operating in the same way once the new standards come into effect:

  • 55.3% of the vehicles that entered the London CAZ were non-compliant, which would have resulted in total fines of £1690 per vehicle for that period, had the new regulations been in place
  • 53.2% of the vehicles that operated in the Birmingham CAZ were non-compliant – a potential fine risk of £711 per vehicle for businesses over that year
  • 53.4% of the vehicles operating in the Sheffield CAZ were non-compliant and would have caused fines of £2476 per vehicle over the period

In order to help fleet managers prepare for the ULEZ standards coming into effect on April 8, 2019, Masternaut is hosting a free one-hour webinar.

It will be led by Masternaut’s ULEZ experts and will provide data-driven recommendations on how to adjust fleet operations to avoid fines.

The webinar takes place on February 27 at 10am.

Click here to find out more about the webinar.

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