When making transport policy, don’t forget how it affects company vehicles
By Phil RussoApr. 10, 2019
The push for emissions reductions and shift to greener fuel sources will boost the cost of doing business for fleets. That’s why government support to industry is important.
A Canadian government electric vehicle used by the staff at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba is charged in a parking lot. Company cars constitute about 20 per cent of new car sales. Photograph courtesy of Dano/Flickr
From changing environmental and transportation policies to the intense NAFTA renegotiation, the past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for the auto industry and fleet managers.
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