Whilst the outcome of Brexit negotiations will concentrate the minds of everyone across the UK automotive sector in the coming twelve months, other trends and issues that have found increased prominence during 2020 are also set to influence activity and discussions in 2021.
Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for the joint engineering, design and development of an EV sportscar by leveraging the resources, expertise and facilities of the respective entities in both France and the UK.
Fleet vehicles are often uniquely suited to V2G applications, due largely to regular and predictable usage patterns, and the fact that they often return to base at the end of the working day, where they sit idle overnight. This provides perfect conditions for V2G to utilise the energy stored in their batteries, before ensuring the vehicles are fully charged and ready for use again the next morning.
COVID-19 restrictions have undoubtedly loomed large over the installation of charge points and has unsurprisingly suppressed the number of installations over the course of the year. In the same period, the number of EVs on the road has grown with year-to-date registrations up 169% compared to 2019.
AS expected the Government has announced plans to bring forward the ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035 to 2030. From then it will be electric vehicles only with hybrids also being phased out from 2035. Reaction within the industry has been mixed, but largely positive. The main concern being over establishing an adequate charging infrastructure. The [...]
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While there is no way of knowing what the long-term effects might be, planning for the shorter-term is key for businesses to move confidently into the new year. This will be particularly critical given the ongoing changes to government guidelines, which have been fragmented by nation and regions following tiering systems prior to the national lockdown.
Fleet electrification is already aligned with UK climate goals. The Government had previously identified the rapid adoption of electric vehicles as the “least cost pathway” to achieving the nation’s goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Guardian newspaper reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles this autumn with an announcement to help trigger a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Foggy glasses are one of the biggest frustrations when wearing a face covering, however for many people, this hasn’t stopped them from wearing one when in the driver seat and is now compulsory for many taxi and bus drivers.
Transportation currently accounts for around a third of the UK’s total emissions according to recent government figures, and despite a push from manufacturers to develop cleaner, more environmentally-friendly vehicles, the motor industry is continuing to struggle to shake off negative public perceptions.
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
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.
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.
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.