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Webinar: The Future of EV Charging

By |2022-08-11T15:59:15+01:00August 11th, 2022|Car news and reviews, News|

THERE’s more to EVs than cars: there’s funding, government grants and charging infrastructure to think about. To help navigate through these issues and others, join Project EVs webinar on 26 August: The Future of EV Charging. Sales 10:00am Who are Project EV Why EV The Range Carbon Offsets Smart Regulations Grants and Schemes Current Partnerships Future Roadmap Sales Orientated Webinar [...]

Fleets expect to drop petrol and diesel power by 2025

By |2022-08-10T10:08:34+01:00August 10th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, EV, News|

Numbers show the anticipated rapidity of the decline of 100% petrol and diesel powered vehicles. This view is remarkably consistent across companies of all sizes according to our data – from those with fewer than 10 employees to those with more than 1,000 – and there is an absolute expectation that electrification will happen at speed and across all vehicle types.

New headquarters to drive expansion for fleet tech firm

By |2022-08-08T11:45:08+01:00August 9th, 2022|News|

The continued growth of Digital INNK follows the launch of its AI-powered fleet services platform, ViSN. Fleet companies and mobility providers have adopted the technology to become more efficient and save money. Designed using the latest cloud and AI technology, ViSN provides a single platform to manage fleet operations for fleet companies of all sizes. 

EVs 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars

By |2022-08-09T09:42:35+01:00August 9th, 2022|News|

Despite the evidence, it does not guarantee that BEV servicing prices will reduce dramatically as dealers look to raise SMR costs to retain their profitability. Dealers are starting to feel the pinch of reduced servicing revenues as drivers cover fewer miles which coincides with a rapid rise in operating costs, particularly technician salaries.

Northgate’s Control and Control+ Telematics help fleets boost efficiency

By |2022-08-08T09:52:39+01:00August 8th, 2022|Fleet management, News|

Northgate offers two service levels of telematics provision, Control provides live vehicle tracking, journey history, the ability to monitor out-of-hours use, vehicle activity, and can generate reports which help the effective utilisation of vehicles. Control+ delivers additional features such as bespoke out-of-hours reporting, driver behaviour alerts, a full report suite with bespoke reporting, as well as access to performance dashboards, and real-time alerts via SMS.

3ti becomes first SCP operator to sign up to ChargeSafe

By |2022-07-29T11:34:35+01:00August 3rd, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

3ti has subscribed to the ChargeSafe programme to evaluate Papilio3 units to monitor and support their safe roll-out across the UK. The ChargeSafe inspection will ensure that the design, location, facilities, functionality and accessibility of every Papilio3 charging hub meets the needs of all users.  

Alphabet launches proactive Online Service Booking Portal

By |2022-07-29T11:17:53+01:00August 1st, 2022|News|

Online Service Booking Portal was developed in partnership with leading specialist fleet service provider, i247 Group, to help leverage digitalisation and integrate proactivity into the SMR process. Designed to work across multiple channels, the portal is accessible to customers through Alphabet’s driver app, AlphaGuide, as well as the Alphabet website.

Streamline business operations to keep fuel bill low

By |2022-07-28T10:43:31+01:00July 28th, 2022|News|

With live tracking enabled, businesses can easily see where each vehicle – and driver – is in real time, negating the need for managers to check up on employees. Another way to reduce fuel bills is to encourage drivers to drive more carefully, and by using tracking data fleets can keep an eye on repeat offenders and use the historic data as part of a training programme to not only help improve road safety but also the company’s reputation.

First pop-up solar park provides EV drivers with 20,000 miles of charge

By |2022-07-25T09:42:37+01:00July 27th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, EV, News|

Since installation at the end of May, the prototype of 3ti’s world’s first pop-up mini solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub, “Papilio3”, has generated sufficient solar power to drive an average family EV in excess of 20,000 miles: well over twice the average UK driver’s annual mileage.  

New over-the-air update for Volvo cars now available

By |2022-07-25T09:09:30+01:00July 26th, 2022|Car news and reviews, News|

Since the beginning of 2021, Volvo Cars has been offering OTA updates on a regular basis, and it is a key technology for delivering on the company’s ambition of making customers’ cars continuously better. With continuous over-the-air updates, Volvo Cars aims to make ownership easier and more flexible. It enables customers to enjoy the latest software and new, updated features on their Volvo car via a few clicks on their in-car screen.

Vehicle price increases “damaging” OEM-fleet relationships

By |2022-07-25T08:59:41+01:00July 25th, 2022|News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Fleet managers report that they’ve never seen prices move up so quickly, in many cases faster than they can easily track in order to keep their choice lists up to date. It is creating a situation where, if you manage to get a confirmed order for a vehicle, there is no guarantee you will receive it because a cancellation remains likely and, even if it does arrive after 9-12 months, there is a strong chance that the price will have risen markedly.

EV isolator problem no closer to being resolved

By |2022-07-18T10:05:33+01:00July 18th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, EV News, News|

Electricity industry regulations were changed last year to require at least two visits to fit an EV charger, including one from a representative of an energy provider to fit the isolator. To reverse the decision or adopt a better solution requires agreement from around 40 energy providers – but that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. In the meantime, fleets and their drivers are having to wait long periods for their home chargers to be fitted while paying more, which is a genuine headache at a point in time when many fleets are enthusiastically pursuing electrification strategies

SME fleets go for outright purchase

By |2022-07-18T09:47:14+01:00July 18th, 2022|Industry Intelligence, News|

By buying vehicles outright, businesses risk tying a lot of capital into vehicles over a long period of time, while leaving them open to possibly not getting the best deal as leasing companies are increasingly offering competitive all-in-one packages for a fixed monthly price. Equally, selling vehicles privately takes considerable time and effort and could divert resources away from the day job.

Europcar accelerates EV adoption with key OEM additions

By |2022-07-14T10:21:05+01:00July 14th, 2022|News|

Latest additions include an order for several hundred Tesla Model 3 for long-term business rental and a number of Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 SUV models, initially available from Heathrow Airport.  Ron Santiago, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK said the diversity of the latest additions to the Europcar fleet goes to the heart of giving businesses wide choice for a variety of use cases.

Interested in EV Charging?

By |2022-07-14T10:21:15+01:00July 14th, 2022|News|

Join Project EV on Friday the 29th of July for the brand new sales focused webinar! The Electric Vehicle charging industry can seem daunting and it’s time to learn from the experts. Sign up to this months Project EV Webinar and learn the basics of EV Charging as well as the many reasons to go green with Project EV. The session will last [...]

Fleet sector needs to have constructive discussions about road charging

By |2022-07-14T09:55:03+01:00July 14th, 2022|News|

Road charging scheme needs to be, above all, fair and easy to use – especially when it came to payment processing. There is a concern is that the technology adopted proves too complex and, as a result, is difficult both to introduce and to use. There is a strong argument, we believe, for a graduated approach over time with simple systems being introduced in the first instance, such as tolls on some major motorways.

Pink Car’s EV salary sacrifice scheme offers a car swap every quarter

By |2022-07-13T13:01:22+01:00July 13th, 2022|Car leasing plans and prices, Contract hire and leasing, News|

Since its launch last August, more than 10,000 employees are now signed up to the HMRC approved Pink Salary Exchange - which puts brand new electric cars in the reach of millions of employees. The amount customers pay includes maintenance, insurance and road tax, and with the deduction coming from an individual’s gross salary, instead of net, it reduces the real cost to the employee and saves National Insurance contributions.

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