Electric dream – BMW iX3

By |2021-10-26T09:43:29+01:00October 26th, 2021|BMW Reviews, Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, News|

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

EDF begins ‘EV First’ company car campaign

By |2021-10-20T10:47:49+01:00October 20th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

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

Octopus rolls out Jaama Key2 systems to support fleet growth plans

By |2021-10-14T10:00:50+01:00October 14th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, EV, News|

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.

Fuel shortage exposes shift in EV usage

By |2021-10-13T10:19:49+01:00October 12th, 2021|EV market background, EV News, Industry Intelligence, News|

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).

Venson helps fleet managers execute a switch to electric 

By |2021-10-12T09:53:08+01:00October 12th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

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.

First public trial of wireless EV charging technology

By |2021-10-08T09:53:23+01:00October 8th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, Industry Intelligence, News|

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. 

Electrifying – Business Motoring’s new EV guide

By |2021-10-20T11:42:53+01:00August 18th, 2021|Car news and reviews, Electric Car Reviews, Electric Vehicles, EV leasing, Featured, News|

THINKING of electrifying your fleet? We can help with the launch of the Business Motoring Electric Vehicle Guide. Fleets and private buyers are increasingly interested in electric vehicles with sales rising every month, despite a slow new car market. The SMMT now estimates that BEVs will account for 9.5% of registrations by year end as fleets look towards battery electric [...]

Moving towards an electric future

By |2021-07-21T11:43:57+01:00June 4th, 2021|Business Motoring Awards, Electric Vehicles, News|

RESEARCH last year by BNP Paribas Personal Finance revealed how an increasing awareness of the environment is impacting upon car buyers’ purchasing decisions. Almost 50% of those questioned said they would consider a hybrid and 33% an electric model when making their next purchase. The report also revealed a growing divide in the perception and purchasing decisions between city and [...]

NCP parks diesel vehicles in favour of all-electric Alphabet fleet

By |2021-07-21T11:43:58+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

NCP was looking for a new fleet funding and management provider to consolidate its operations and help save costs and time. It was also eager to find a leasing partner that could effectively and seamlessly support its green ambitions of moving towards a pure electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) fleet.

Living electric – by subscription

By |2021-07-21T11:43:58+01:00March 24th, 2021|Electric Vehicles, News|

Onto said there has been a positive response to the service in the UK, over the past 12 months, it has averaged 30% organic month-on-month growth  and now has the largest electric fleet in the country with over 1,000 active subscribers. The  majority of Onto customers are under 55, tend to be a couple or with kids, however, taking into account Onto product offering customers come from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Growing number of SMEs looking to go electric

By |2021-07-21T11:43:59+01:00September 15th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, News|

Interest in electric vehicles is growing rapidly among small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the latest research from the Arval Mobility Observatory. For plug-in hybrids, almost half of SMEs (46%) either already have them or plan to put them on fleet compared to just 28% in 2019 while, for hybrids, they were 45% this year against 37% in 2019.

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