ICE residual value fears helping to drive fleet EV adoption

By |2022-01-18T10:00:00+00:00January 18th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Worries are being expressed across the outright purchase user base that demand for used petrol and diesel vehicles might start to substantially fall in the second half of the decade. There is a general feeling that, as we head towards the 2030 end of ICE production, no-one really knows what is going to happen to used vehicle buyer sentiment and therefore RVs.

AFP calls for fleet EV data for national charging map

By |2022-01-17T09:14:12+00:00January 17th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Association isasking all fleet operators to provide information showing locations of their current and expected demand for kerbside charging facilities. All data provided will be anonymised by the AFP so as not to breach GDPR regulations, which the organisation believes should effectively make the process accessible to all.

Fiat 500 proves the cheapest and fastest EV to Recharge

By |2022-01-13T10:22:03+00:00January 13th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Survey of 50 models found that coming a close second was Mini electric with a recharge price of  £7.82 with Honda’s new “e” and the Mazda MX-30 behind in joint third with a price of £8.52. The Mini is also slightly quicker than the “e” and the MX-30, taking just 6 minutes longer than the 500 at 30 minutes for a recharge, six minutes faster than the others.

Research highlights lack of EV knowledge

By |2022-01-12T10:05:51+00:00January 12th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Attitude survey, which went out to around 10,000 drivers, fleet and HR managers, small businesses and private motorists, produced some results which indicated the lack of knowledge and entrenched attitudes that still exist towards EVs.The study, carried out by university researchers, was designed to gauge views on electric cars and charging infrastructure, vehicle operating costs and the desire to switch to EVs.  

Citroën accelerates electrification strategy with Berlingo and Spacetourer

By |2022-01-10T11:03:28+00:00January 10th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Decision is the result of the brand’s approach to the future of mobility, the desire to accelerate its energy transition strategy and the wish to provide customers with solutions in line with future trends.  Citroën's electrification strategy focuses on models that offer ë-comfort and ease of use, lower running costs, as well as reduced environmental impact, while maintaining the quality of on-board space and adaptability

Top of the class – Škoda Enyaq iV 80 82kWh Suite

By |2022-01-06T13:48:03+00:00January 10th, 2022|Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, Skoda Reviews|

The all-new Škoda Enyaq iV is one of the most significant new models ever introduced in the brand’s 126-year history. Fully electric and designed from the ground up to deliver a completely new driving experience, it sets new benchmarks for space, technology and value.

V12 Vehicle Finance commits to green car fleet

By |2022-01-06T12:26:53+00:00January 6th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Currently 30% of V12VF’s sales team have opted for a fully electric vehicle and 65% for a plug-in hybrid, making its fleet 95% sustainable and efficient. In the next 6 months, the company will reduce overall emissions by 70-80% in comparison to its present fleet, with a maximum cap set of 120g CO2/km for field-based employees that do not presently have infrastructure to install a charging point at home. 

EV chargers fast-tracked in the South East

By |2022-01-06T12:21:35+00:00January 6th, 2022|Electric Vehicles, News|

Since launching Smart Connect in February 2021, UK Power Networks has instantly approved more than 2000 new applications for electric car chargers, heat pumps, batteries and solar panels in record time. The portal means people don’t have to complete multiple paper forms and streamlines the process so installers can work more efficiently and install more devices for more customers.

Citroen e-Spacetourer – an electric people mover

By |2021-12-17T10:11:32+00:00December 17th, 2021|Car news and reviews, Citroen Reviews, Electric Vehicles, News|

The e-SpaceTourer’s van heritage also means that it’s not very light on its feet with a top speed of just 80mph and a 0-62mph acceleration time pf 13.1 seconds. You can certainly live with that given its carrying capacity, but a 143 mile range? – not so much.

Fleet Evolution in EV perception study with Aston University 

By |2021-12-16T09:01:53+00:00December 16th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, Industry Intelligence, News|

The study, carried out by university researchers, looks at current perceptions around electrification and is designed to gauge views on electric cars and charging infrastructure, as well as looking to highlight gaps in current product ranges and charging networks. 

Fleet decision makers still see cost as the main barrier to going electric

By |2021-12-09T11:42:19+00:00December 9th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

Lack of confidence in fleet electrification knowledge is reflected in the fact that more than half of fleet decision makers (52%) have yet to make any updates to incorporate electrification into their company driver policies. For fleets of less than forty-seven vehicles, this rises to 63%. Even for bigger fleets of over two hundred vehicles, nearly 2 in 5 decision makers still need to make updates.

Biggest motorway EV charging upgrade launched

By |2021-12-09T10:42:22+00:00December 9th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

Two Electric Forecourts situated adjacent to major transport routes and motorways, including a flagship site at Gatwick Airport – the first in the world to be hosted at an international airport – and Norwich, are also in construction, due to open in 2022. Several additional sites now also have planning permission including Uckfield, Gateshead, Plymouth and Bromborough, with more than 30 additional sites also under development as part of the company’s commitment to deliver over 100 Electric Forecourts.

Europcar Mobility Group UK appoints CBVC to manage company car fleet

By |2021-12-09T10:30:40+00:00December 9th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

The UK contract with CBVC will also support the Group’s plans by encouraging staff take-up of electric vehicles (EVs), as well as helping reduce benefit in kind (BIK) taxation. Europcar Mobility Group UK operates from over 120 locations in the UK offering its business and leisure customers a choice of petrol, diesel and electric cars and vans.

Killer looks – Hyundai Ioniq 5

By |2022-01-07T11:55:09+00:00December 9th, 2021|Car news and reviews, Electric Car Reviews, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Reviews, News|

We think it will have other manufacturers looking over their shoulder. As well as its dynamic looks, the Ioniq 5 is a  delight to drive. It’s size is deceptive, there’s a lot more room inside than you might think and you sit up high, SUV-like, so get a commanding view of the road.

Driving home for Christmas? Plan more frequent EV charging pit stops

By |2021-12-08T12:46:45+00:00December 8th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

Whilst the UK’s climate doesn’t typically fall below freezing temperatures, some experts predict that sub-zero conditions are on the cards this winter. That’s bad news for owners of some popular electric vehicles whose batteries are reported to reduce in range by as much as 52% at -5 degrees.

New report brings renewed hope for electric fleet usage

By |2021-12-08T08:59:39+00:00December 8th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

Mileage range of EVs is the main concern when considering whether or not they should make the switch to electric. However, the data suggests that mileage range is only an imagined obstacle in fleet electrification and that despite popular beliefs, most companies are in fact able to use electric vehicles without impacting the level of fleet usage. Currently, only 3% of fleet vehicles are run on electric or hybrid engines.

Now is the time to power on to electric

By |2021-12-07T10:23:54+00:00December 7th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, EV leasing, EV leasing, finance and taxation, Industry Intelligence, News|

Companies and fleet managers today understand the importance of building true environmental sustainability into their business. Not only is this becoming a key differentiator to attract potential new employees, but it is also vital to help businesses achieve net zero targets. However, implementing sustainable practices can often feel like a daunting task, with many not knowing where to begin. 

Volkswagen Group asserts its EV authority in salary sacrifice market

By |2021-12-06T08:53:58+00:00December 6th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News, Salary sacrifice|

Customers now have a much wider choice of models, many of which are from mainstream manufacturers and very competitively priced, and they are more willing to be a little more adventurous in their choice of vehicle. At the same time, more employers, in a very competitive labour market, are realising that a salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme is an excellent way of attracting the best talent and so are willing to make such schemes more widely available.

How electric motoring can cut your costs

By |2021-12-02T12:12:33+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

There’s a reason most EV drivers state they would never go back to a conventional car now they’ve made the switch to electric. To help, Peter Vardy has crunched some numbers to help understand the monetary benefits of driving and owning an electric car. According to the research, using the incentives available could save drivers thousands.

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