Fleet Evolution believes that more accurate pure electric range figures would lead to company drivers making better informed choices and suffering less range anxiety.
Fleet Logistics UK said that tax incentives, both corporate and personal, government funding for EVs and home and workplace charging, plus a range of excellent new models coming onto the market, have meant that the timing is right for EV transitioning.
After analysing 1,000 house prices across 50 UK areas, Rivervale found that homes with an electric charge point installed sell for 13% more than the local average. With the average UK house price now at £194,000, according to the ONS, that could mean a value increase of £25,220 to your property.
Findings from the Arval Mobility Observatory’s latest Barometer show that the percentage of businesses operating vehicle fleets who either intend to increase or introduce the use of this means of finance during the next three years has risen to more than half (51%) from slightly more than a quarter (26%) during the last 12 months, an increase of almost 100%
Although just under third of companies polled have had to adapt to stay afloat (30%) and over a third to protect their profitability (38%) since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, retention of staff remained a focus with 37% of businesses surveyed saying they did so to protect their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Many businesses are unsure of cashflow, especially with the furlough scheme ending in September. With Government financial support lessening, many companies have taken the view that they need to build up cash reserves to manage the next few months.
Survey respondents said they had already implemented a short or mid-term rental solution or planned to do so within the next three years. It was followed by private lease or salary sacrifice (61%), ride sharing, a mobility budget and public transport (all at 56%), then corporate car sharing (55%) and an app to book mobility solutions (52%).
Flag waver for VW’s technology is loaded with equipment and can be driven in purely electric mode, albeit with fairly limited range by today’s standards. It’s also, conversely, the most powerful road-going Volkswagen of all time.
Fleets working with LEVL will have the ability to take advantage of Flock’s data-driven fleet insurance offering, gaining access to risk insights to help improve safety standards while reducing insurance premiums.
EV course is offered either as a virtual half-day classroom where drivers are educated about their vehicles, the latest EV technology and the wider electric car eco system, or via a half day or full day in-car practical driving session with an instructor.
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 issues. However, the majority of perceived barriers listed by non-EV adopting fleets reduced significantly over the past year.
The latest Sorento, launched features sharper lines, high-tech details, and elongated proportions while inside the cabin introduces premium-quality materials, latest infotainment technologies, and a new design. It comes with a larger body to maximise cargo and luggage space - and it has seven seats.
Understanding whole life costs is critical, especially as fleets start to accommodate electric vehicles. Focusing simply on monthly lease rates will not only skew fleet policy, but it could lead to greater costs for the business and the driver.
An Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) webinar - Back to Normal? A Post Covid-19 Landscape for Fleet Operators - heard that having formal documents covering this kind of eventuality were likely to soon become a prerequisite for winning new business.
Caura app update features inmproved functionality to better manage parking, tolls, congestion charges, MOT, and insurance, including now serving Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Plans for the future include re-introducing payments for parking and offering electric charging
Latest scheme comes with the addition of two new lots aimed at providing public bodies with flexible long-term rental solutions and car club and pool car schemes.