The companies have had to breathe a sigh of relief when they learned of the postponement to September 2019 for the implementation of the protocol WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) in order to calculate the taxes on their fleets.

By using tests that are more consistent with the real conditions of driving, the WLTP measure the effect of the highest rates of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, as is fuel consumption more important. According to the data specialist cars Jato Dynamics, the CO2, the values bondiraient of 9.6% compared to the old procedure, the NEDC (new european cycle of driving). With such an increase, TVS (tax on company vehicles), and malus would have soared, increasing the expenses of the fleets for companies.

Interviewed in the beginning of the year by the Consumer Science & Analytics (CSA) for the Observatory of the vehicle business, the bosses were concerned by the introduction of the WLTP. In fact, 47 % of them thought that this new test was going to have an impact on their fleet in the next three years. For large companies (100 to 250 employees), this percentage reached 54 %, and rose even to 72 % for the largest firms (above 250 employees). In fact, the leaders were only 17 % saying that this protocol had already had an impact on their fleet. This share was 21 % in large enterprises, and 33 % in the largest.

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during this same study, the leaders were more sensitive to CO2 (52 %) to fine particles (44 %) and nitrogen oxide (NOx, 24 %). Bad omen for the environment, 44 % were not taking into account any of these emissions.

The WLTP propels the data of CO2 emissions and consumption to the summits. According to some analysts, the increase reached 20 % in average compared to the previous results.

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