New 2.0-litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid produces a combined 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with an impressive 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds).
The Guardian newspaper reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles this autumn with an announcement to help trigger a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
FCA proposes that customers buying a policy online should be charged the same price as a new customer buying online. Firms would be free to set new business prices, but they would be prevented from gradually increasing the renewal price to consumers over time (known as 'price walking') other than in line with changes in customers’ risk.
Responsible parties can incur the same penalty points as the actual vehicle driver due to the often unknown and much misunderstood ‘cause or permit to drive’ legislation which means that even though the initial offence was committed by a third party, it was ultimately the fleet manager’s responsibility.
New business brings together the expertise of the existing consultancy division in terms of market intelligence and methodologies, with the data management and analytical skills of the international reporting team.
Graymatter project will see the company working with Nissan and its established partner Salesforce to specify, design and build a new dedicated online platform optimized for Nissan requirements – that will enable members of Nissan’s Fleet team to provide customers with more support and increase engagement.
Interest in electric vehicles is growing rapidly among small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the latest research from the Arval Mobility Observatory. For plug-in hybrids, almost half of SMEs (46%) either already have them or plan to put them on fleet compared to just 28% in 2019 while, for hybrids, they were 45% this year against 37% in 2019.
Two schools of thought appear to be emerging – to push forward with plans for strategies such as electrification and adoption of mobility solutions, or to dig in and make the most of existing resources.
Fleets and businesses play a vital role in transitioning the UK car parc to zero emission vehicles and with 34 new plug-in vehicles due to launched by the end 2020 now is the time to review fleet requirements to comply with environmental standards and ensure a solid ethical reputation of a business.
Fleet management firm, CBVC Vehicle Management, has published a White Paper on The Benefits of Multi-Bid Vehicle Funding that examines the pros and cons of different business contract hire fleet acquisition methods. It concludes that multi-bid is the most effective method to keep downward pressure on fleet costs.
Europcar is offering a solution to take the pressure off cash-flow with a range of vehicle solutions designed to help companies move forward to a ‘new normal’ and a more efficient way of keeping business on the road.
Fleetondemand was the highest-ranking company in Yorkshire, reaching an impressive 80% growth in annual sales over the past three years. It shares the league table with seven “unicorns”, including digital banking app Revolut; cyber-security developer Darktrace and healthcare app Babylon Health.
Tthe DVLA and HMRC has announced the application of the alternative fuel taxation discount to mild hybrids for both Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and Benefit in Kind (BiK).
What is particularly appealing about all Kias is the seven-year warranty which can be carried over when you come to sell on. The Kia Care package has been extended allowing you to pay for the first seven years of servicing, rather than the previous five, to make budgeting easier.
The 2020 Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer indicates that Small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are increasingly turning to leasing as a means of funding company cars and vans. and they are also turning to leasing companies for advice in what appears to be increasing numbers.