Vauxhall Insignia - what does the future hold?
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What is it?
IT'S a big family saloon – and the first question that springs to mind is “does it have a future?”
Given that Ford has decided to discontinue the Mondeo as SUVs corner the family market, you wonder how long
The king is dead – long live the king
Featured, Ford Reviews, News
AFTER nearly 30 years Ford is killing off the Mondeo, the traditional three-box saloon and backbone of many fleets and company reps for decades.
Hastening its demise has been the evolution of fleet market, with PCPs, PCHs and other forms of
Salary sacrifice - what you need to know
SALARY sacrifice car schemes can be an affordable way to provide employees with a brand new fully insured and maintained car for a fixed monthly amount taken from their pre-tax salary.
They can also get more drivers into electric vehicles (EVs)
10 ways you could be invalidating your vehicle insurance
IT'S illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or in a public place in the UK without at least 3rd party insurance. If you are caught driving while uninsured you could receive a fixed penalty of £300 and 6 penalty
Are rapid charging forecourts the key to EV take up?
THE first bespoke Electric Vehicle (EV) charging forecourt opened in Essex recently, a sign of things to come, perhaps.
It's a welcome move for those who remain uncertain about the practicalities of charging EV batteries, including charging times and home charging.
2021 Business Motoring Awards - the shortlist is announced
Business Motoring Awards, Car news and reviews, Featured
THERE has been a record entry for this year's Business Motoring awards and the judges have been making their choices. We are now down to the shortlist for the 2021 Awards.
Categories are for both vehicles and service providers. So, here's
Gig economy vehicles need to be brought under law in same way as drivers
THE recent ruling against Uber to provide a range of employment rights to drivers should be extended to the safety standards applied to cars and vans.
Peter Golding, Managing Director at software specialist FleetCheck, said that while he had no issue
Government reduces EV grants
Octopus has designed its scheme to be low effort and zero cost for a business to set up. From launch, Octopus experts are available to help employees choose their cars and get set up with charge points and EV energy tariffs; as well as support the business with scheme documents, approvals and payroll.
With all manner of lease deals, PCPs and PCHs etc giving Vauxhall’s traditional business market easier access to the German premiums, the Insignia has grown in size with its latest facelift – up 55mm in length and a surprising 92mm in wheelbase pushing into VW Passat or Peugeot 508 territory.
Aston Barclay plans to introduce physical sales gradually, with buyers able to attend dealer part exchange, Motability, and light commercial sales to view vehicles and stand and bid in the auction halls across its auction network.
Talk to a Doctor, part of Health Finder Pro, installed Vimcar’s Fleet Geo SaaS plug-and-play units into its seven-strong fleet of emergency response vehicles in August 2020. The move followed a shift within its business to in-person visits to private patients in their homes, rather than its original remit of offering healthcare advice online or over the phone.
Rivervale leasing has been delving into the most recent DVLA data to discover the most popular Electric Vehicle of the past year. New registrations for traditionally fuelled cars decreased in 2020 while EVs remained on the up, with a higher-than-average growth rate of around 1.64%, when compared to the previous four years.
In all countries examined, at least half of all business cars and LCVs could be replaced by EVs, with the UK reporting the highest electrification potential. It came out top, with 70% of business cars and LCVs that could be electrified, followed by the Netherlands (69%), France (67%) and Germany (61%).
With the fleet market entering a period of unprecedented change, the reports will consider some of the challenges facing fleet managers and their suppliers. The first issue of Fleet Future considers the future shape of the fleet market as the Coronavirus vaccine helps return the global economy to full strength, with the business environment changed significantly over the past year.
In a study of 2,000 UK households with access to more than one car, DS Automobiles found 36% say the pandemic has caused them to consider downsizing their fleet, with 23% stating they now have less need for multiple cars than before the pandemic. According to the Department for Transport, 35% of all households in the UK own two or more cars or vans.