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).
Running an EV still requires a certain amount of forward planning. If you are an SME thinking about investing in an EV fleet best make sure you have the right charging infrastructure in the workplace.
A NEW report suggests that fleet managers are actively considering electric vehicles (EVs). But range is a key barrier to adoption. Other stumbling blocks include the high cost of EVs, speed of charging and poor recharging infrastructure. Nevertheless, there was acknowledgement that electric vehicles - plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) - are gaining more traction in [...]
PORSCHE has just demonstrated that charging an electric vehicle can be as quick as filling up with fuel. A 90kW Porsche electric vehicle was charged in under three minutes. The charge provided enough electricity for a 62 mile range. The charger, which is free to use, is located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg in Germany. Porsche says [...]
Smart Pod Point wall charger ELECTRIC vehicle chargepoints will only attract government funding if they are smart units, both at home and at work. Worth up to £500, the change in government support commences July 2019. Smart chargepoints, says the Department for Transport, must be capable of being accessed remotely, and able to receive, interpret and react to [...]
SMALL businesses and SME fleets should take greater consideration of the global warming consequences of their company car and business motoring policies. As evidence of global warming grows, companies need to change course over their fleet policies or face the consequences says fleet management specialist Fleet Evolution. After three years of static emissions growth, global carbon dioxide levels are on [...]
THERE might be lots of noise about electric cars - but that's all it is, says a new study into motoring preferences for new cars. November new car sales saw a near 25% increase in demand for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) but it appears UK plc is still unconvinced. According to leasing provider Select Car Leasing - a member of [...]
AN SUV that's more economical on fuel than a hybrid Toyota Prius? Sounds wrong doesn't it. But that really is the case. The SUV in question is the Hyundai Kona - the new electric version of the SUV - and it tops the leagues for fuel costs over 10,000 miles. The Kona costs just £89; the Prius £460. If that's [...]
THE most significant change in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rolled out: 2400 EV charging bays will become available across 600 Tesco stores within three years. Volkswagen, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, and Tesco - the UK’s largest fuel retailer - will develop the UK retail electric vehicle charging network. It will be installed and powered by Pod [...]
IF you're thinking about your next company car, then you seriously have to consider this: the latest BMW 330e. It's a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model which gives it great company car taxation benefits. For 2019/20 tax year the BMW 330e will be taxed at 16% of its P11d; the following year this drops to 12%. Drive a BMW 320d, on [...]
BUSINESS motorists hoping to take advantage of the existing Plug-in Car Grant for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be disappointed. All transitioned PHEV grants that were put aside before the grant is phased out have now been taken up. The change to the Plug-in Car Grant was announced at the beginning of October, with an implementation date of November [...]
Government cuts Plug-In Car Grant by £1000 as it hopes to promote uptake of electric vehicles - but PHEVs no longer eligible
Jaguar has developed an Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for the I-Pace, to warn vulnerable road users as the electric vehicle approaches
Kier is building an EV chargepoint infrastructure with Pod Point for its company car drivers to assist them going electric in three year deal