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Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution

 As the UK moves towards net zero, fleets could be a crucial component in the journey by leading the charge in the electric vehicle roll-out - a move that would represent half of the number of EVs expected by 2030, according to a new report
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UK transport post-lockdown: What can we expect?

A rise in car usage will come as people avoid public transport and stop car sharing while they observe social distancing rules. This will coincide with an increase in people working from home or opting for greener commutes like walking and cycling, which will likely reduce congestion across UK roads. 
Peter Golding

How will Coronavirus impact future fleet management?

Large numbers of companies are planning to never completely return to conventional office or depot-based working, and this will unavoidably have an impact on how company vehicles are managed.
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Businesses advised to focus on ‘road-health’

As businesses start to ramp-up operations and road traffic volumes rise, Licence Bureau is advising fleet managers to continue to enact on the ‘new norms’ of social distancing and increased awareness surrounding mental health.
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How will pandemic affect mobility solutions?

Car-share and ride-share have hit the buffers in the face of social distancing. Could single-seaters like the Renault Twizy be the future?
Alfonso Martinez LeasePlan

How to manage your fleet during lockdown

The lockdown has meant daily life is far from business as usual even if your fleet is still operating regularly, and because of this, extra measures are needed to ensure the safety of your workforce.
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Coronavirus – effect on BiK, tax and salary sacrifice

Now could be an ideal time to review fleet policy to look at introducing a number of new, tax-efficient vehicles to choice lists for drivers to consider when we come out of lockdown.

Industry comes to the aid of the emergency services

Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and service organisations have gone the extra mile to provide vehicles, ventilators and PPE equipment.

Europcar launches programme to support emergency workers

Europcar Mobility Group will make thousands of vehicles available from £5 per day to Emergency services staff including NHS workers, armed forces, police, paramedics, ambulance workers, fire services, social care workers and those working in education and childcare.

CORONA VIRUS LATEST: Keep your social media channels open

With showrooms and workshops closing, and with dealer headcounts depleted through illness, automated customer communication via email campaigns and social media tools is essential to manage the anticipated rise in inquiry volumes.

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: TfT puts MoT testing on hold

All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March - plus other Covid-19 updates
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Chancellor delivers some welcome news

Fleet industry will take real confidence from the confirmation of benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates and the further announcement they will be frozen at 2022/23 levels for an additional two years.
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Show cancellation reflects an industry under the weather

Cancellation of this year's Geneva Show highlights a unique set of circumstances including the tightening of emission rules, uncertainty over Brexit and any trade implications plus the Coronavirus.
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Car tax and the Budget: A fuel tax hike needs to go hand in...

An increase in fuel duty for conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles of 2p per litre could raise £4bn over the next five years, whereas a continued freeze on fuel duty could cost the Treasury £1bn a year.
sue branston

Turbulent times provide opportunity for new fleet policies

Companies now have an ideal opportunity to review fleet policies and supply chains, and to engage and consult with driver populations to deliver robust strategies for the future.

Audi A6 Saloon 45 TFSI – Premium class

The A6 has never been the most dynamic of the German premium execs but has generally made up for it with the brand’s expertise when it comes to interiors.
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Charging network inter-operability beneficial to EV fleet operators

Within the overall growth of the public network, the number of ultra-rapid charge points has grown from 300 units to 800, and contactless bank card accessible charge points also rose from 300 to approximately 1,000 through 2019
tony donnelly chief executive goodwood corporate mobility

Rip up the outdated company car rule book in 2020

With the emergence of corporate mobility management and the creation of a new senior job function, mobility manager, 2020 is the year for the long established company car rule book to ripped-up.

Company car insurance – are you covered?

ANYONE driving a car for business, whether it's their own or a company vehicles, will to to be covered for business car insurance.This can cover a wide range of uses, such...