As an international Fleet or Procurement Manager you want to know how to stay in control of costs and changes during the transition to the new WLTP test and to act proactively on the possible implications. Business Lease has put together 10 of things to undertake to stay on top of it.
- Analyze your fleet (international reporting), which vehicles are expiring in the period September 2018 – January 2019. Contact your leasing supplier on which (stock) vehicles are still available under the former (NEDC) regulations. Be aware of contracts during the transition period between official launch of WLTP in September 2018 and the changes in local car taxations.
- Contact us about WLTP and what the implications will be for your fleet. Inform your local entities and discuss with them about what the corrections on local government car taxations will be. Also, the validity of the old NEDC standards may differ per country.
- Discuss with your leasing company which vehicles can be extended and for which period. This avoids longer waiting times for new vehicles meeting WLTP standards.
- Adjust your Car Policy. Analyze the CO2 emission goals of your company and how these are affected by the new WLTP regulations. Adjust your Car Policy to the new standard and the available brands meeting the WLTP standards. Have the new car policies and CO2 levels approved and introduced in each of your country head offices after WLTP kicks in.
- Monitor which car brands in each country are ready for the change to meet WLTP standards and can be added in the local Car Policies. Your leasing company can do this for you.
- Inform the stakeholders (drivers, work council etc.) in your company on the effect of the changed results of the WLTP regulations. Also on the effects to the total Carbon Footprint. After WLTP kick off & implementation of local legislation.
- Dare to implement an order stop.
- Check and revise your EV and PHEV proposition in your policy.
- Check the vehicle options mentioned in your car policy as vehicles will be available in “one size fits all” trim levels were there is less opportunity to order options in new to be ordered vehicles.
- Was diesel always your preferred engine type? Check the possibilities for petrol engines or any alternative as break even points will change.
WLTP has different implications for different companies. Therefore Business Lease International has a dedicated International team for answering all kinds of questions on issues. If you need further information or help during the transition, or if you want to read more about how we work visit our website.