Motorists welcome future EV tax introduction to counter fuel tax losses

By |2021-09-21T10:32:52+01:00September 21st, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.   

Vincent-Norgate joins Europcar as UK Business Development Director

By |2021-09-21T10:09:59+01:00September 21st, 2021|Executive Changes, News|

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.

Leasing could save new car drivers more than £5k over PCP deals 

By |2021-09-21T09:57:10+01:00September 21st, 2021|Leasing Broker Federation, News|

Research conducted by 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.

Home shopping growth changes attitude to commercial vehicle branding

By |2021-09-21T09:50:30+01:00September 21st, 2021|News|

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.

Automatic for the people – could this be the end of the manual driving licence?

By |2021-09-20T11:45:15+01:00September 20th, 2021|News|

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.

Osprey Charging to invest £75 million in over 150 rapid electric vehicle charging hubs

By |2021-09-17T09:19:55+01:00September 17th, 2021|News|

£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.

10 ways to boost your credit score for car leasing 

By |2021-09-16T09:54:01+01:00September 16th, 2021|Leasing, News|

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.

Volkswagen introduces Over-the-Air Updates for ID. models

By |2021-09-13T12:27:57+01:00September 13th, 2021|News|

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.

AFP warning over ‘decontented’ cars

By |2021-09-17T10:51:20+01:00September 13th, 2021|News|

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.

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