Keyless car theft warning issued by police
THE UK’s top police officer investigating vehicle crime is encouraging drivers to take steps to keep their car or van safe amid a rise in criminals exploiting keyless technology.
Provisional figures from the National Police Chiefs’ Council show a 3.1% increase
Vauxhall to be fully electric within seven years
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At the Stellantis EV Day 2021, it was announced that a new, exciting, all-electric car – a modern day version of the Opel Manta – will be introduced mid-decade following on from the positive public reception to the Manta GSe
Volkswagen Touareg R eHybrid - SUV flagship
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What is it?
The latest version of Volkswagen’s big SUV which has now seen the addition of the Touareg R eHybrid, a new performance flagship for the range.
It is also a flag waver for VW’s technology, loaded with equipment, which can
Insurance partnership rewards fleets that invest in telematics
FLEET management and vehicle telematics business LEVL has announced a partnership with Flock, a London-based insurtech, to bring the benefits of connected insurance to `customers.
Fleets working with LEVL will have the ability to take advantage of Flock’s data-driven fleet insurance
Honda reveals new Civic
Civic remains a core model for Honda in Europe and the latest generation builds on almost 50 years of heritage, delivering the usability, comfort and visual appeal that the model is renowned for.
What is a pool car?
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A POOL car is a company vehicle that’s available for use by one or more employees of that company. It can be a pool van, as well.
It's called a pool car, because it is an asset that can be used
Charging points the biggest barrier to EV adoption
A LACK of public charging infrastructure as the biggest barrier to fleets adopting electric vehicles.
Almost six in ten (59%) of fleets surveyed in the latest Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer research said they are not considering implementing EVs because of charging
Kia Sorento PHEV - loaded with tech
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What is it?
The Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is an ultra-low emissions version of the brand’s flagship SUV.
It’s the second electrified model in the new Sorento line-up, alongside the low-emissions Sorento Hybrid (HEV). The PHEV combines a turbocharged petrol engine
Intelligence shows organised crime gangs are using relay technology to receive the signal from a key inside a house and transfer it to a portable device, allowing them to unlock and drive the car or van.
While it is still at a pilot stage at five locations, the goal is to roll the YourParkingSpace car club out across the UK over the next year as the online parking portal has a network of 65,000 parking spaces which have the potential to host cars.
Northgate, which supplies LCV flexible hire solutions and support services to British businesses, is committed to supporting its customers as they transition to electric vehicles. The company has already adapted its workshops for EVs, and is installing charging infrastructure across its network of 70+ locations. It has also professionally trained over 300 technicians on EVs.
Planner incorporates key factors affecting replacement such as vehicle mileage, age, total maintenance costs and the finance terms under which it is funded. These settings can be created by the user and customised to suit their existing vehicle replacement policy, or benchmark profiles created by FleetCheck can be adopted.
The transition to BEV in cars account for 54% of orders in June compared to 32% in the same month last year. Over the Past 12 months, 41% of orders were for BEVs. Demand for electric vans also increased in June to account for 69% of van orders compared to 1% in June 2020.
A salary sacrifice car scheme offers employees a number of benefits. Typically, all maintenance, road tax, business insurance and breakdown cover costs are included within the monthly cost, which is deducted from the employee’s gross salary. This creates savings in income tax and National Insurance Contributions which can be significant.
Fleets carry a huge range of risks and costs to businesses, all of which can be minimised. They could even be eliminated with careful planning. What’s more, not only does mitigating risk protect against negative consequences, but there can be significant benefits for the most proactive businesses.
Dedicated to helping firms source the right funding solution for their chosen vehicle, Time has continued its investment in its new site to provide customers with upfront information at the touch of a button.
Whilst there are lots of advantages to these increasingly advanced onboard systems, the rise in connectivity has raised concerns about data protection and an individual’s right to privacy. Essentially, cars made today are closer to smartphones than ever before, with the new Tesla chip able to perform 72 trillion operations per second.