New insurance rules end loyalty ‘penalties’

By |2022-01-18T10:13:51+00:00January 19th, 2022|Insurance, News|

New rules enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) mean that premiums charged to anyone renewing their private motor insurance can no longer be greater than the price offered to new customers for an equivalent policy. Now, you can expect your insurance policy to be on a level pegging for new and loyal customers alike.

ICE residual value fears helping to drive fleet EV adoption

By |2022-01-18T10:00:00+00:00January 18th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Worries are being expressed across the outright purchase user base that demand for used petrol and diesel vehicles might start to substantially fall in the second half of the decade. There is a general feeling that, as we head towards the 2030 end of ICE production, no-one really knows what is going to happen to used vehicle buyer sentiment and therefore RVs.

Bushnell moves from Alphabet to Fleet Operations

By |2022-01-18T09:50:31+00:00January 18th, 2022|Executive Changes, News|

A former Principal Consultant for Alphabet (GB), Bushnell has more than 30 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of alternative fuels and electric drivetrains, fleet taxation, personal motoring schemes, salary sacrifice and fleet funding. A qualified mechanical engineer, he is a member of the Association of Fleet Professionals and lead trainer on the financial training module for the Institute of Car Fleet Management.

New digital investment aims to benefit fleets

By |2022-01-18T09:42:22+00:00January 18th, 2022|News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

ViSN provides a single platform to manage fleet operations for fleet companies of all sizes. Designed using the latest cloud technology, it provides a more efficient experience than is currently available in the market. Users benefit from real-time management information and a single platform that connects the driver, in-life services, EV charging and payment integration, driver services and customer communication. In addition, it drives efficiency by enabling customers to self-serve everything from repairs to driver compliance.

AFP calls for fleet EV data for national charging map

By |2022-01-17T09:14:12+00:00January 17th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Association isasking all fleet operators to provide information showing locations of their current and expected demand for kerbside charging facilities. All data provided will be anonymised by the AFP so as not to breach GDPR regulations, which the organisation believes should effectively make the process accessible to all.

Nissan Qashqai – still a top seller

By |2022-01-12T11:35:31+00:00January 17th, 2022|Car news and reviews, Nissan Reviews|

The Qashqai was conceived as a family car and it remains true to its roots – good dimensions, not too big, not too small, plenty of room, a big boot and wide-opening rear doors. It’s easy to get in and out of – for people and the cargo – and it’s easy to drive. Despite the relatively small 1.3 under the bonnet, it’s lively enough in the 156hp for we tried.

Fiat 500 proves the cheapest and fastest EV to Recharge

By |2022-01-13T10:22:03+00:00January 13th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Survey of 50 models found that coming a close second was Mini electric with a recharge price of  £7.82 with Honda’s new “e” and the Mazda MX-30 behind in joint third with a price of £8.52. The Mini is also slightly quicker than the “e” and the MX-30, taking just 6 minutes longer than the 500 at 30 minutes for a recharge, six minutes faster than the others.

Research highlights lack of EV knowledge

By |2022-01-12T10:05:51+00:00January 12th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Attitude survey, which went out to around 10,000 drivers, fleet and HR managers, small businesses and private motorists, produced some results which indicated the lack of knowledge and entrenched attitudes that still exist towards EVs.The study, carried out by university researchers, was designed to gauge views on electric cars and charging infrastructure, vehicle operating costs and the desire to switch to EVs.  

Government puts smart motorways on hold

By |2022-01-12T09:52:48+00:00January 12th, 2022|News|

Although available data shows smart motorways are comparatively the safest roads in the country in terms of fatality rates, while their rollout is paused, the Government will go further by ensuring current smart motorways without a permanent hard shoulder are equipped with best-in-class technology and resources to make them as safe as possible.

Clean air zones – know the rules or pay the price

By |2022-01-11T10:25:07+00:00January 11th, 2022|Industry Intelligence, News|

With over 87% of fleet managers questioned saying that their business will be impacted by the growing number of clean air zones across the UK, whitepaper shows that despite welcoming improvements to air quality in our cities and towns, fleet managers will face new challenges when it comes to building a flexible fleet that not only meets the demands of the business itself, but also meets the rules of the Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

AFP launches 2022 training programme

By |2022-01-11T09:48:05+00:00January 11th, 2022|News|

The launch marks the moment when the AFP takes over all professional tuition activities from the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). The AFP was formed almost two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), effectively the last remaining business from the merger between ACFO The launch marks the moment when the AFP takes over all professional tuition activities from the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). The AFP was formed almost two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO). It is effectively the last remaining business from the merger between ACFO and the ICFM.

Citroën accelerates electrification strategy with Berlingo and Spacetourer

By |2022-01-10T11:03:28+00:00January 10th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Decision is the result of the brand’s approach to the future of mobility, the desire to accelerate its energy transition strategy and the wish to provide customers with solutions in line with future trends.  Citroën's electrification strategy focuses on models that offer ë-comfort and ease of use, lower running costs, as well as reduced environmental impact, while maintaining the quality of on-board space and adaptability

Top of the class – Škoda Enyaq iV 80 82kWh Suite

By |2022-01-06T13:48:03+00:00January 10th, 2022|Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, Skoda Reviews|

The all-new Škoda Enyaq iV is one of the most significant new models ever introduced in the brand’s 126-year history. Fully electric and designed from the ground up to deliver a completely new driving experience, it sets new benchmarks for space, technology and value.

Zenith fleet passes 150,000 milestone

By |2022-01-07T10:54:30+00:00January 7th, 2022|Business Car Finance | Business Car Leasing Explained, News|

The strength and resilience of Zenith’s model, covering all vehicle types, a variety of channels, and a wide range of services is a key driver of the group’s continuing strong performance. The long-term contracts and customer relationships that form the foundation of the business are also key to its success.

‘VUCA’ – the next buzzword for the automotive industry?

By |2022-01-11T10:48:44+00:00January 7th, 2022|Car news and reviews, Industry Intelligence|

VUCA describes the situation of constant, unpredictable change that is now the norm throughout several industries as businesses gear up for a new year that continues to provide challenges to all organisations. There will be a VUCA trading climate for some time yet. The industry must think beyond the traditional and embrace it as there is no quick fix back to previous normality.

V12 Vehicle Finance commits to green car fleet

By |2022-01-06T12:26:53+00:00January 6th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Currently 30% of V12VF’s sales team have opted for a fully electric vehicle and 65% for a plug-in hybrid, making its fleet 95% sustainable and efficient. In the next 6 months, the company will reduce overall emissions by 70-80% in comparison to its present fleet, with a maximum cap set of 120g CO2/km for field-based employees that do not presently have infrastructure to install a charging point at home. 

EV chargers fast-tracked in the South East

By |2022-01-06T12:21:35+00:00January 6th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Since launching Smart Connect in February 2021, UK Power Networks has instantly approved more than 2000 new applications for electric car chargers, heat pumps, batteries and solar panels in record time. The portal means people don’t have to complete multiple paper forms and streamlines the process so installers can work more efficiently and install more devices for more customers.

Leasing fleets look to third parties to power digitalisation strategies

By |2022-01-06T12:15:38+00:00January 6th, 2022|Industry Intelligence, News|

Major leasing companies believe that their future lies in becoming mobility providers for whom the fleet is just one part of a business transport portfolio that encompasses everything from e-bikes to car clubs to trains. However, creating the technology required to integrate these offerings in such a way that they are easily accessible by the end user is a considerable task and, at the end of the day, most lessors are vehicle asset experts rather than having any IT specialisation.

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