Fleets need to ensure that drivers have a good understanding of their charging options, have their own charging facilities that are not just a standard socket and, in the case of PHEVs, will always charge the car even when there is option to avoid doing so.
MASSIVE growth in driver-owned home delivery fleets means that they will need to start aligning to industry norms on safety. Fleet software specialist FleetCheck, said the increase in these kinds of vehicle operations during the pandemic was an area that needed attention Managing Director Peter Golding said: “There have always been some issues with people using their own unsuitable vehicles [...]
As customers look towards buying or leasing EVs, there's increasing interest in charging solutions for home or workplace. The Leasing Broker Federation has partnered with Project EV which specialises in providing cutting-edge electric vehicle charging points, connecting customers with technology that breaks boundaries.
Since 2009, Thatcham's Group Insurance Rating has placed vehicles into a 1-50 system by using a capped algorithm to help insurers determine the cost of cover. While there are no plans to replace the current process, raw data shared as a result of taking the cap off has seen around 500 cars surge into a 50-plus category.
Delivering guidance with products that declutter and simplify the life of SMEs is key to these awards – and getting the recognition your company deserves from Business Motoring, dedicated to the SME motoring sector.
Analysis of Transport for London data obtained via a Freedom of Information request revealed that, despite a freeze in payments last year - from 23 March to 17 May due to the Covid-19 pandemic - businesses still spent more than £1.4 million per month to enter and operate in central London.
Developed in Canada, PAVE, is an open API self-inspection solution that turns any phone into a professional inspector in one click. It enables customer guided professional inspections and extensive inspection reports that are can be fully integrated within businesses and their current technology.
Research commissioned by Europcar Mobility Group in August 2020 found that 52% of fleet manager admitted that they have had to pay increased termination fees. With economic uncertainty continuing well into 2021, an optimised vehicle fleet that can be changed as requirements vary will be key to ongoing success for many businesses
New management tool – Self-Serve – allows fleet managers to upload new drivers to the Miles Monitor system themselves in order for DVLA licence checks to be conducted. The tool gives fleet managers an administrator role, allowing them control over adding and updating employee details without having to contact Silvey Fleet.
First of a series of auctions will start Friday 15th January 2021 running until Monday 18th January. Currently, traders can express interest in used stock listed for sale on the Reflex Vehicle Hire website, but the new service will enable live bids on a selection of defleeted cars and vans.
The vast majority of SME business owners (94%) believe UK businesses that use vehicles and wheeled assets have a responsibility to change them to electric vehicles (EVs) as soon as possible, with almost half (46%) believing this should be a priority.
Fleet vehicles are often uniquely suited to V2G applications, due largely to regular and predictable usage patterns, and the fact that they often return to base at the end of the working day, where they sit idle overnight. This provides perfect conditions for V2G to utilise the energy stored in their batteries, before ensuring the vehicles are fully charged and ready for use again the next morning.
With 80% of new car sales now being made through a finance agreement, VWFS has created the brand-new Lease&Care package for the electric models being launched by Volkswagen, to provide customers with a level of flexibility they would not get with other packages, and retailers with a way to be closer to their customers.
Company has raised an £20,000 through a mixture of charitable activities, customer donations, fundraisers and supply partner support throughout December.
Although many of us are spending a lot less time on the road this year, the chance of a collision still remains. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, has some helpful tips on the steps to follow if an incident occurs: