The worldwide semiconductor shortage continues to drag down the market, with global geopolitical issues threatening to undermine both supply and demand in the coming months.
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Highly commended in the Best Company Car cetegory in this year's Business Motoring Awards, there's an awful lot more going for this very smart EV. With 340hp, zero to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds and a pure electric range of up to 365 miles, it is one of the most powerful and versatile electric cars yet.
Research reveals a reassuring sense of confidence among fleets towards the switch to EVs, with 25% of both groups admitting to feeling ‘excited and proud’ about the prospect of an electric fleet. 69% of fleet managers and 52% of fleet drivers say they feel this way because of the positive impact switching will have on the environment.
The ability of its MVR ‘Re:Route Facility’ to offer clients an Electronic Vehicle Condition Report on product arriving at its Auction Centres affords the vendor an opportunity to maximise sales values by authorising any necessary repairs prior to auction.
Fleet management software business says that company cars and vans often cover 20-30,000 miles in a year and the MOT test acts as a valuable backstop to ensure maintenance standards are enforced.
The Caddy is now in its fifth generation and while there are larger five-seat VWs around, this version is probably the best value, starting at under £25,500, and the most practical as a family vehicle. It sits on the same VW Group MQB platform which means it shares many of the attributes of the latest Golf, including engines, safety equipment and many interior features.
The first phase of the roll-out will see up to an additional 4,000 charge points at bp’s Aral retail sites in Germany and bp retail sites in the UK over the next 24 months. By end 2024, up to 8,000 charge points could be available across Germany, the UK and other European countries.
ZenAuto is part of Zenith and provides drivers with the options of new or used cars. It has a fleet of over 9000 cars, with an increasing number switching to electrified vehicles. A survey undertaken by ZenAuto following the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, found that more than a third of drivers were considering a switch to an electric car sooner than they had originally planned.
There are a selection of intelligent driving modes including AUTO eDRIVE, which automatically selects the most suitable power source to maximise efficiency. With CO2 emissions ranging from 41-44g/km, the driver of an X1 xDrive 25e will pay BiK taxed based on just 11% of the car’s P11d value.
Is the transition to EV for many fleets is being done far too early, and will it have significant cost and operational implications? Total Motion's view on the charging network is that this so far behind demand that it foresees large queues and increased roadside failures from running out of charge.
There is pressure on costs among its user base in a wide range of areas - including not just widely-publicised fuel pump prices but also service and maintenance, vehicle acquisition, insurance and more. There has perhaps been a degree of slippage during the pandemic on some fleets when it comes to ensuring the veracity of data – there have simply been more demanding tasks such as ensuring driver safety or delivering frontline services – but it remains essential.
Thanks to CO2 emissions of 27-31g/km, the X5 falls into the 7% benefit-in-kind tax banding. Factor in combined fuel consumption of up to 235.4mpg and an electric-only range of up to 54 miles, and the X5 plug-in hybrid makes clear sense both to drivers and fleet managers.
Many daily rental companies defleeted large numbers of vehicles during the pandemic and, because of the semiconductor shortage affecting car and van production, have found difficulty in replacing them. Even when they can get stock, they are having to pay something closer to list price, which has not historically been their business model
Using the VMR Up-Load App and E-Auction platform to sell vehicles, SME owners are able to save time and money. The customer stays in control of their assets and the vehicle doesn’t need to be moved until the day it is collected by the new owner – reducing their carbon footprint and saving on unnecessary transport costs, such as attending physical auctions.
One of Select Car Leasing’s key findings was that car thieves are taking to the dark net to teach others how to steal cars. On numerous marketplaces, investigators from Select Car Leasing found guides to stealing keyless cars for as little as £1.53. Using relay technology, thieves can intercept the signal from a key fob and replicate it to trick the car into unlocking and starting up.
The Citroen e-Dispatch is the electric version of Citroen’s medium-sized panel van and has a range of 211-miles when fitted with the larger 75kWh battery option or 143 miles for the smaller 50kWh battery. It uses the same technology as the Vauxhall Vivaro-e, Peugeot e-Expert and the Toyota Proace Electric. Its 134bhp electric motor provides plenty of torque for carrying heavy loads while performance is good as well.
The iX has a Head-Up Display optimised by voice, touch and gesture recognition, cloud-based BMW Maps for greater accuracy and speed and a real-time projection of traffic conditions. As a technology flagship, the iX is the first to include Shy Tech, where physical features of the car are invisiblefrom view until you need them, providing innovation with purpose but without distractions for drivers.
As ever on BMWs, there’s a lot of technology available and the brand has come a long way in reducing the amount of switchgear and dials over the years. It’s all easy enough to use with proper knobs and buttons to control climate and driving modes and assists.
The new Electric Forecourt is one of the most advanced EV charging facilities in the world, hosting 36 EV chargers, including 22x high-power chargers with up to 350kW of power – the fastest chargers commercially available today, capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in only five minutes.