Shortages of petrol and diesel at fuel stations have not solely been down to problems with supply, but part of an ongoing shift in patterns of usage. The number of petrol stations in the UK has fallen by nearly a quarter in the past years according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Most well-managed fleets have fuel policies that are designed to minimise costs, for example by specifying certain types of outlet or using a fuel card, but those measures have very much gone out of the window and there has been a rapid loss of control
One challenge can be convincing decision-makers and office managers to give the green light to installing charging points in the workplace. Fleet managers need to be sure they understand and can demonstrate the business benefit, such as reducing the tax burden, Class 1A National Insurance contributions and Car Fuel Benefit charges.
Improving fleet utilisation was cited as one of the top three priorities in the next 12 months for more than half of the UK fleet managers surveyed. And whilst making efficient and cost-effective use of a fleet has always been an important part of the fleet manager’s role, the past 18 months has shone a spotlight on the challenges and inflexibilities many fleets face.
Trial of char.gy’s wireless induction pad, the first of its kind available to the general public in the UK, is a collaborative effort, between Buckinghamshire Council, Milton Keynes Council, London Borough of Redbridge, the University of Warwick, the Open University, IPT Technology, and additional support from hiyacar. With funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Innovate UK.
Petrol Retailers Association said it's latest survey this week showed 12% of filling stations in London and the South East are still dry, while 17% have just one grade of fuel. While 71% of filling stations in this region have both grades, compared to 90 per cent outside London and the South East.
Adequate kerbside charging is vital to the corporate fleet sector being able to achieve its 2030 electrification objectives but many are hitting significant problems with those employees that do not have a home charging solution. This is especially the case for people who live in terraced streets or apartments.
As much as the Tourneo's size is its strength, it's also its weakness when it comes to those tight country lanes and even tighter village roads. This is a big beast to handle and it's size and weight do have an effect on fuel economy with a return of 31.4mpg rising to 39.5mpg in a long motorway run. Load carrying, though, is where the Tourneo scores, be it people or cargo. There's plenty of room for all the weekend-away paraphernalia, although if you are fully laden with people - all eight of them - you would struggle to fit the suitcases in.
Businesses that usually manage their driver checks manually with the DVLA can save a significant amount of time with an automated licence checking tool, taking away the hassle of managing potentially hundreds of driver checks – with results returned in real-time.
Licence Check believes the consolidated knowledge base is unique within the licence checking arena and a first for the industry, acting as it does as a vast repository for essential information, all carefully indexed and with clearly marked, separate sections.
The Tamworth, West Midlands-based business has seen huge increase in interest in its salary sacrifice offering, not least because of the highly attractive Benefit-in-Kind tax rates that EVs currently attract.
Brokers said they are experiencing supply and lead-time issues although it does vary from OEM to OEM. One broker reported that a prestige brand recently cancelled up to 100 orders due to be built this year and decided to close 2021/22 model year production on two models altogether.
Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, described the announcement as the "most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May, 1904" when founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, first met and agreed that they were going to create ‘the best motor car in the world’.
Among the highlights of the updated code is the inclusion of the Dutch Reach, the safety practice whereby drivers and passengers use the hand furthest from the door to exit their vehicle. This naturally turns the driver or passenger towards the window, making it easier to spot approaching cyclists.
Car insurance scammers have been targeting the influx of newly passed drivers delayed by the pandemic, on Facebook, WhatsApp, and even Instagram. The crime, known as ‘ghost broking’, involves fraudsters posing as insurance brokers on social media offering unrealistically cheap fake policies.
Taking 15 of the top car manufacturers across the globe, the experts have delved into their privacy policies to reveal which one tells us the most about the data they collect. Being one of the most intelligent cars on the market today, Tesla coming first place is no surprise, as its personalised driving experience needs copious amounts of data to function at full capacity.
Technology company says its new Terra 360 modular charger provides the fastest charging experience on the market and can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution.
Car on Demand offers a range of services to satisfy the multiple travel needs of customers from several days or months with car-sharing service, short, medium or long-term rental as well as the reservation of parking spaces via an app.
Partners range from established vehicle dealers – including former Mitsubishi dealers - to agricultural and commercial vehicle businesses. Starting price when deliveries begin from next summer in the UK will be around £48,000 for the two-seat commercial while five-seat commercial and passenger versions will start from the low £50,000s.
Government is offering generous financial support to help increase the uptake of EVs, especially in the fleet market. Venson Automotive Solutions has shone the spotlight on how to reduce an EV investment to cut a fleet’s carbon footprint.