Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 performance

Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall of a reported 44,000 cars after an issue was discovered with the emissions of models with 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engines versus the certified figures.

The brands declined to confirm which cars are affected but reports suggested it covers 2.0-litre 2016-2019 model year cars, across the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport, some Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar models, and the entire jaguar range apart from the luxury XJ saloon.

“Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of CO2 performance variability with certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel or petrol engines,” said the JLR official statement. “Affected vehicles will be repaired free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out.”

A BBC report claimed most models involved are petrol rather than diesel and some models will require software updates while others will require service department attention.


ICFM off to Wembley for annual conference

ICFM Annual Conference - Wembley StadiumFleet industry training body ICFM has confirmed that its annual conference will take place in the Wembley Suite at the world famous stadium on Tuesday 21 May.

The theme for the event is Fleet Resilience – Managing Uncertainty in the Current Climate, and the football theme is maintained by legendary commentator John Motson OBE being confirmed as the celebrity speaker.

Details on the expert speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.


New Birmingham Van Supersite for Europcar

Europcar has officially opened a new so-called Van Supersite in Birmingham, an operation that will include electric van rental to support businesses as the city moves closer to introducing its clean air zone at the beginning of next year.

Gary Smith, MD, Europcar

Gary Smith, MD, Europcar (right)

We know that Birmingham City Council has advanced plans to introduce a Clean Air Zone in 2020 and we aim to play our part in supporting the initiative to improve air quality and reduce emissions in the local area and beyond,” said Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar Mobility Group UK. “As such, our new Supersite is offering local businesses sustainable mobility solutions, including electric vans.”

“The cars and vans available to rent will all be compliant with the new Clean Air Zone and will help local businesses and consumers to improve air quality and reduce emissions in Birmingham by using the newest cleanest technology,” said councillor Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment. “Europcar launched its Electric Vehicle Delivery and Collection service right here in Birmingham and there are plans to do more in the City to help the transition to electric technology.”