The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has revealed that the average CO2 emissions from cars on its lease fleet has fallen by four per cent, according to the organisation's Q1 2017 quarterly leasing survey. The average CO2 emissions of BVRLA's lease cars has fallen to 113.1g/km, meanwhile the average emissions for new BVRLA member registrations was 110.8g/km; much lower than the national new registrations average of 120.5g/km. However, throughout last year, it was noted that average emissions for new BVRLA member registrations and brand new registrations as a whole remained surprisingly flat. Interestingly, the number of diesel vehicles within the BVRLA fleet remains on the decline. Less than three-quarters of the entire BVRLA fleet is now diesel (74.9%), while only two-thirds (67%) of all new registrations are diesel. Gerry Keaney, chief executive, BVRLA, said: 'CO2 emissions are clearly heading in the right direction, but we are concerned with the lack of progress in the reduction of average CO2 emissions in new cars during 2016. 'Government has ambitious targets for improving air quality and cutting CO2 emissions. 'With the right tax regimes, incentives and guidance, the fleet industry can have a huge impact on achieving these goals.î More encouragingly, the overall market for business fleet leasing for cars and vans has expanded 6.5% year-on-year to a total of 1.345 million road users. In total, car leasing year-on-year grew by 11%, with more than 50% of that expansion coming from heightened demand for personal contract hire (PCH) vehicles. Looking for that next company car for your business? Our 12-acre purpose-built auction facility makes it easy to pick up remarketed cars, vans or trucks at great prices from a central UK location.