Being different is not a bad thing as it grabs attention and as SUVs go, the Velar has a sleek, sporty look to it. Put it next to and Evoque and a Range Rover Sport and you will immediately spot the differences.
In addition to the standard benefits of an Allianz policy, the specialist EV cover includes third-party liability during charging, as well as damage cover for cables, connectors and electric wallboxes located at the insured’s premises or employee’s home (with the insured’s agreement).
Organisation says that this is really the first cold period that the vast majority of businesses running electric vans will have experienced, and that operators need to ensure that estimated and real world running costs align.
Mercia Fleet Management will offer a comprehensive portfolio of fleet management services, including fleet policy provision, vehicle acquisition advice, licence checking, risk management, fleet service scheduling, vehicle logistics and daily rental, plus wider mobility services.
Ministers are currently looking at different ways to recover funds lost from both vehicle and excise duty (VED) - or car tax - and fuel duty when more drivers switch to plug-in vehicles and the number of petrol and diesel motors on the road declines.
Ross Vincent-Norgate has been appointed as UK Business Development Director to help Fleet Managers, Procurement Managers and Business Travel Managers navigate their current business mobility challenges, with the aim of helping them identify where Europcar’s mobility solutions may provide a good alternative to ownership or leasing.
Research conducted by Leasing.com in August 2021 comparing the eight lowest total cost leasing deals on economy vehicles with equivalent manufacturer PCP offers found that, on average, leasing was £1,269.48 cheaper over the course of the contract and £23.08 cheaper per month.
Businesses are increasingly realising that the vans from which their products are delivered are now potentially one of the most visible and effective marketing tools of the customer experience – and are investing more time, effort and resources in ensuring that the vehicle projects the right image.
The eight module range means fleets can, on one hand, stay on top of their remarketing programme, minimise administration and maintain relationships with partners while, on the other, identify new opportunities, use data more strategically and develop insights.
Traditional split between manual and automatic driving licences is becoming less and less relevant to modern motoring. IAM says it’s time that this artificial distinction was ditched as part of an overall review of learning to drive that prioritises experience in all traffic conditions over the type of gearbox you have.
Compounding the prospect of cost rises, the driver shortage and lack of stock is also likely to increase lead times, severely affecting SLA performance targets and continuing to have a major impact on the vehicle logistics and the wider automotive sector into Quarter 4 and Q1 2022.
Despite the enthusiasm, fleet managers and fleet drivers share many of the same concerns about switching, with charging infrastructure (and perceived lack of) remaining a key concern for both groups. A significant 54% of fleet managers and 61% of fleet drivers’ main concern is inadequate public charging.
£75 million rollout, from one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing public rapid EV charging networks, will see game-changing new charger optimisation technology deployed publicly for the first time in the UK. Kempower charging technology enables more locations than ever to host multiple rapid chargers on a single site without compromising on charging power or requiring prohibitively expensive grid connections.
In a survey of 100 small and medium sized UK ecommerce retailers, almost all have experienced an increase in online orders since March 2020, and two thirds (64%) of online retailers have had to invest in their own delivery fleet to meet customer demand.
When a financing company considers a lease application, they look for indicators that you’re a reliable borrower, such as your income and credit score. The better your credit, the less risk you pose – improving your chances of being accepted. In some instances, you can lease with a bad credit score, but you will have limited options, and may not be eligible for certain deals.
New regulations will come into force at the end of May 2022, the paper said, meaning new chargers in the home and workplace will be pre-set to not function from 8am to 11am and 4pm to 10pm, while random 30-minute delays can be imposed if demand becomes too great.
Effective immediately, all ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The updates had previously only been available as part of a test phase for customers who had registered with the “ID. First Movers Club”. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions and optimises existing ones.
The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has warned companies to think carefully before buying or leasing new vehicles that have had safety devices removed from their specification because of the shortage. The organisation says that there are a number of issues to be considered – from ethics to risk management responsibilities to future residual values.
Many fobs can be replicated without the need for the original key, but as keyless car fobs are more complex than a standard key replacement, make sure to choose a locksmith that has the right equipment for programming a new one.