Korean premium brand will sell direct to the public both online and through Genesis Studios the first of which will open in London, Munich and Zurich. Pivotal to the brand experience will be the appointment of a Genesis Personal Assistant, recruited from hospitality and retail sectors, who will manage every aspect of their buying and ownership experience.
Replacing Phil Glover who has moved to the role of RV and Fleet Operations Manager at Kia UK Limited, Fujamade will manage the relationship with Kia’s own brand contract hire supplier and day-to-day business relationships with the UK’s contract hire companies.
The Disco Sport now shares much of its underpinnings with the latest Range Rover Evoque. The change has been made to accommodate electricity. The latest line-up will offer mild hybrids as well as PHEVs. Rumour has it that there could be a full EV in the future.
Leasing company claims that salary sacrifice plays a crucial role in helping motorists adopt electric vehicles ahead of the ban on petrol and vehicles models in 2030. Employees can drive a new vehicle, for a low fixed monthly cost, with the bonus of a tax and National Insurance (NI) savings.
New data for March 2021 released by Leasing.com shows Hyundai is now the top EV manufacturer when it comes to leasing enquiries in the UK. The uplift is mainly being driven by Hyundai’s two entry-level EVs, the Ioniq five-door hatchback and the Kona SUV.
Site will feature 24 ultra-rapid EV charging points, 12 Tesla and 12 Electric Highway, making it the largest ultra-rapid charging site on the motorway. The ultra-rapid 350kW direct current (DC) chargers will have the capability to add up to 100 miles of range in less than five minutes and will accept contactless payment.
Some manufacturers have already sent out messages to fleets listing which models are likely to be in reduced supply and, for some operators, there are very clearly going to be potential problems with getting hold of the vehicles they need.”
The Department for Transport (DfT) said vehicles fitted with an automated lane keeping system (ALKS) may be driven hands-free on motorways in slow traffic, at speeds of up to 37mph. ALKS technology can detect an imminent collision risk and will carry out an emergency manoeuvre such as braking or a change of direction.
The single biggest reason behind the rise of the EV-centred salary sacrifice scheme in the last couple of years has been the introduction of zero and very low rate benefit-in-kind taxation rates, meaning that the latest, most advanced and environmentally-friendly cars can be offered to employees at extremely attractive monthly rates.
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services organisation, helping vehicle manufacturers, fleets and dealer customers to meet their challenges in the era of digital transformation. Cox Automotive also connects the wholesale market at every stage of a vehicle’s life with physical and digital solutions.
The top three reasons for the envisaged increase in fleet size are led by company growth or development of a new activity that requires vehicles (67%), provision of a safe commute for employees due to COVID-19 (34%) and companies planning to offer vehicles to employees who are not currently eligible (32%).
New ADAS recalibration technology will save at least 48 hours from the refurbishment process where accident damage needs to be repaired. In a dynamic market, we must provide fleets with fast and responsive service
When the UK emerged from its first lockdown in 2020, road traffic congestion was reported to be far higher than it was the year previous, and the same is anticipated for 2021. A well communicated health and safety policy could significantly reduce the burden of business driving post-lockdown.
Admiral’s data also reveals a 44% increase in claims for catalytic converters in 2020 compared with 2019 - despite a dip during the first lockdown. While so far in 2021, thefts remain high with a 57% increase in claims for catalytic converter thefts in March this year compared to the same month last year.
NCP was looking for a new fleet funding and management provider to consolidate its operations and help save costs and time. It was also eager to find a leasing partner that could effectively and seamlessly support its green ambitions of moving towards a pure electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) fleet.
After taking over from Jo McDonnell in February, Brabazon is now responsible for leading bp's Fleet business in the UK, providing mobility solutions to customers to help reduce the total cost of operation, support sustainability goals and manage the energy transition.
During the pandemic, Tusker has seen an increase in take up of salary sacrifice cars across the board, from nurses in Nottingham to accountants in Aberdeen. This suggests companies are successfully getting their grey car fleet population into new cars which are safer and more reliable at a time when more drivers are also boycotting public transport to adhere to social distancing rules.
Whilst VW has taken the manufacturers’ crown, there’s a new leader in the models list. And it’s a Brit. Vauxhall has been a British brand since 1903 and its new Corsa has overtaken the Audi A3 as the most enquired about vehicle on Leasing.com in March of this year.
The new Caddy, which has been redesigned from the ground up, offers increased space, efficient engine options, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety and a new connected Digital Cockpit and infotainment system to turn the vehicle into a smartphone on wheels.