Round-Up: New TMC fuel guide, EV mythbuster webinars, TfL plans may reduce traffic jams

New TMC fuel guide

Diesel Fuel Pump Budget 2017

TMC has launched a fuel guide to help fleets better understand the pros and cons of various fuel types to ensure they choose the most cost effective and efficient fuel to power their vehicles.

With a movement away from a predominantly diesel fleet, TMC said its 28-page “takes a holistic view of all fuel types and gives a concise fuel-by-fuel overview covering price, real world cost-per-mile, environmental impact and fuel availability.”

Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC said: “Whether it’s because of the worldwide drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, or governments reversing the support they’d previously provided for diesel cars, it’s clear to see that diesel has fallen out of favour and fleets are looking at other options. Everyone has their own opinion on which fuel they prefer, but the aim of this guide is to cut through all the noise, and give businesses the information they need in order to select the best fuel type for their individual fleet.”

EV mythbuster webinars announced

Leasing company Fleet Evolution is to host a series of webinars to bust myths associated with electric vehicles next month.

The events are planned to coincide with the Great Britain Week and the firm said it would also look at the most popular reasons that businesses have given not to take on EVs.

The webinars are free to attend, last around 40 minutes and are taking place on the following dates:

  • Monday 4th November 2 pm
  • Friday 8th November 11 am
  • Wednesday 13th November 11 am and 2 pm

TfL plans could reduce traffic jams

traffic in london

Transport for London is proposing to expand its ‘Lane Rental’ scheme in order to reduce congestion during roadworks.

The scheme allows TfL to charge utility companies a daily fee for digging up the busiest sections of London’s roads at the busiest times in order to encourage companies to plan the works they need to carry out outside of the most sensitive times.

Since 2012, TfL said this has saved £100 million in lost travel time and it currently covers 56% of the TfL road network, however, TfL wants to expand the scheme to cover 72% of its network, while it also wants to “introduce a charge of £350 per day for works that impact on the busiest sections of pavement.”

Glynn Barton, TfL’s director of network management, said: “Roadworks are a vital and unavoidable part of keeping the capital’s complex utilities in working order, but we’re fully aware that they can be a pain for people using the roads, as well as a cause of danger, congestion and toxic air.”