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About Chris Wright

Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Are you checking your freelance delivery drivers?

By |2021-01-21T10:11:24+00:00January 21st, 2021|Featured, News|

MASSIVE growth in driver-owned home delivery fleets means that they will need to start aligning to industry norms on safety. Fleet software specialist FleetCheck, said the increase in these kinds of vehicle operations during the pandemic was an area that needed attention Managing Director Peter Golding said: “There have always been some issues with people using their own unsuitable vehicles [...]

Get plugged into the EV revolution with Business Motoring and Project EV

By |2021-01-21T10:12:57+00:00January 21st, 2021|Featured, News|

As customers look towards buying or leasing EVs, there's increasing interest in charging solutions for home or workplace. The Leasing Broker Federation has partnered with Project EV which specialises in providing cutting-edge electric vehicle charging points, connecting customers with technology that breaks boundaries.

Uncapped data could see insurance premiums rise

By |2021-01-20T11:21:50+00:00January 20th, 2021|Featured, News|

Since 2009, Thatcham's Group Insurance Rating has placed vehicles into a 1-50 system by using a capped algorithm to help insurers determine the cost of cover. While there are no plans to replace the current process, raw data shared as a result of taking the cap off has seen around 500 cars surge into a 50-plus category.

Increased termination fees highlights the cost of Covid-19

By |2021-01-18T10:41:40+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

Research commissioned by Europcar Mobility Group in August 2020 found that 52% of fleet manager admitted that they have had to pay increased termination fees. With economic uncertainty continuing well into 2021, an optimised vehicle fleet that can be changed as requirements vary will be key to ongoing success for many businesses

New management tools added to Silvey Fleet’s Miles Monitor

By |2021-01-14T13:24:25+00:00January 14th, 2021|News|

New management tool – Self-Serve – allows fleet managers to upload new drivers to the Miles Monitor system themselves in order for DVLA licence checks to be conducted. The tool gives fleet managers an administrator role, allowing them control over adding and updating employee details without having to contact Silvey Fleet.

White paper highlights benefits of V2G technology

By |2021-01-07T11:23:00+00:00January 7th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

Fleet vehicles are often uniquely suited to V2G applications, due largely to regular and predictable usage patterns, and the fact that they often return to base at the end of the working day, where they sit idle overnight. This provides perfect conditions for V2G to utilise the energy stored in their batteries, before ensuring the vehicles are fully charged and ready for use again the next morning.

New lease package aiming to bring EVs to the masses

By |2020-12-21T16:10:12+00:00December 21st, 2020|News|

With 80% of new car sales now being made through a finance agreement, VWFS has created the brand-new Lease&Care package for the electric models being launched by Volkswagen, to provide customers with a level of flexibility they would not get with other packages, and retailers with a way to be closer to their customers. 

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