Maybe a bit of a surprise is that the X3 in petrol, diesel and hybrid form, is BMW’s best-selling car. The electric version has been added to the existing hardware so outwardly little looks different from the rest of the range which was recently facelifted. What is different is the 282bp, 74kW electric motor which is not the biggest around but it does have a WLTP range of 285 mile
Via a subscription, companies receive a wide range of services from roadside assistance and defence in the event of an incident, to support with employment law and contracts, drafting policies and procedures, on-site compliance checks, driver and fleet safety analysis and risk reports.
Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes), and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards, or pay a £12.50 daily charge when driving within the expanded ULEZ zone.
Upgraded system has enabled CMG’s fleet managers to track 166 commercial vehicles and trailers and gain real-time data access to vehicle location, driver performance, and idling time within one easy-to-use interface. CMG has also installed a connected camera system across its entire fleet, alongside Driver ID, to determine who is driving each vehicle.
Without realising it, fleets have been operating through an extended period of plenty. If you needed drivers or vehicles or fuel, you could get them and they were in sufficient supply that you could afford to aim for the best cost. Now virtually every cost that fleets face is rising while, at the same time, supply has become noticeably limited in several essential areas
EV First is designed to highlight the advantages of choosing an EV over a PHEV, from both a driver benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation and an environmental point of view. We have produced a range of material for drivers, making the benefits as clear as possible, including information about improved EV ranges and the growth of the charging network, including workplace facilities at EDF location
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate takes effect from 2024 and the Government will publish a consultation early next year along with CO2 emissions regulation to ensure standards in fleets are maintained, as well as how and when targets will be set and enforced.
New grey fleet service is ideal for businesses where significant numbers of employees use their own vehicles on company business and then reclaim business mileage at up to 45p per mile, under the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) scheme.
“How to Deploy a Mobility Solution Within Your Business” has been created by the organisation’s Future Mobility Steering Committee and is based around a three step process – “Do Your Homework and Get Your Data”, “Internal Engagement” and “The Plan.”
New Focus for the first time introduces an automatic transmission option for the fuel-saving EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains, offering up to 155 PS. The seven-speed, dual-clutch Powershift automatic makes driving less demanding – particularly in city and stop-start traffic – while complementing the hybrid powertrain’s electrically-boosted performance.
The main performance metric that can be affected in the winter is your EV’s operating range. EV batteries are made of lithium-ion, and those little ions find it harder to move around in the cold, thereby reducing your range in cold conditions. The cold also has an effect on charging an EV, too.
September 2021 marked the fourth consecutive month in which Manheim recorded a five-figure average selling price for a used van. The company recorded another record-breaking average selling price of £10,930, after last month’s previous record set at £10,554. The record was 3.8% higher and £376 more than September’s five-figure average.
With the government now reaching for a 78% reduction in emissions by 2025 and the sale of fuel-based vehicles due to be abolished altogether from 2030, these figures combined with those from Time Finance point towards continued growth in the uptake for wholly electric vehicles.
Under the partnership, Nissan will be working with the AFP to launch a range of measures, including a survey of AFP members carried out once a month to gain feedback on the questions and issues they want to know more about. Each month, the focus will be on a different topic.
OEV, which runs an ‘all electric’ leasing and salary sacrifice fleet in the UK, is using Key2 to run its back-office operation from enabling drivers to generate quotes through to interacting with remarketing suppliers for vehicle disposal, and to help realise its ambitious fleet growth aspirations and to ‘create something unique’ in the EV leasing space.
Deal is part of a typical three or four year HP (Hire Purchase) or PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) car finance agreement on Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 models. The offer is the result of Nissan working separately with two leading EV chargepoint providers, Pod Point and E.ON.
New PCP allows customers to continue to rely on their current vehicles while waiting for the arrival of their newly purchased car by financing the optional final payment on their current model for 12 months as the worldwide shortage of semiconductors, used in the manufacture of electronic devices, is currently placing great strain on the industry.
Updates to the Highway Code, set to be introduced in November, will see the introduction of a ‘hierarchy of road users’. This means those who are most likely to be seriously harmed, i.e. pedestrians and cyclists, will have greater priority over other road users.
The scheme, called Electric Dreams, is the first to be offered by a co-operative in the UK. Businesses are able to lease an EV for their employees, who then sacrifice a portion of their salary for the vehicle, with no upfront costs. The deduction covers the monthly cost of a brand new electric car, as well as insurance, servicing, maintenance, repairs, MOT, tax, tyres and road assistance, over an agreed term and mileage.