New PCP allows customers to continue to rely on their current vehicles while waiting for the arrival of their newly purchased car by financing the optional final payment on their current model for 12 months as the worldwide shortage of semiconductors, used in the manufacture of electronic devices, is currently placing great strain on the industry.
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).
Improving fleet utilisation was cited as one of the top three priorities in the next 12 months for more than half of the UK fleet managers surveyed. And whilst making efficient and cost-effective use of a fleet has always been an important part of the fleet manager’s role, the past 18 months has shone a spotlight on the challenges and inflexibilities many fleets face.
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.
Petrol Retailers Association said it's latest survey this week showed 12% of filling stations in London and the South East are still dry, while 17% have just one grade of fuel. While 71% of filling stations in this region have both grades, compared to 90 per cent outside London and the South East.
Licence Check believes the consolidated knowledge base is unique within the licence checking arena and a first for the industry, acting as it does as a vast repository for essential information, all carefully indexed and with clearly marked, separate sections.
Brokers said they are experiencing supply and lead-time issues although it does vary from OEM to OEM. One broker reported that a prestige brand recently cancelled up to 100 orders due to be built this year and decided to close 2021/22 model year production on two models altogether.
Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, described the announcement as the "most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May, 1904" when founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, first met and agreed that they were going to create ‘the best motor car in the world’.
Among the highlights of the updated code is the inclusion of the Dutch Reach, the safety practice whereby drivers and passengers use the hand furthest from the door to exit their vehicle. This naturally turns the driver or passenger towards the window, making it easier to spot approaching cyclists.
Taking 15 of the top car manufacturers across the globe, the experts have delved into their privacy policies to reveal which one tells us the most about the data they collect. Being one of the most intelligent cars on the market today, Tesla coming first place is no surprise, as its personalised driving experience needs copious amounts of data to function at full capacity.
Technology company says its new Terra 360 modular charger provides the fastest charging experience on the market and can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution.
Partners range from established vehicle dealers – including former Mitsubishi dealers - to agricultural and commercial vehicle businesses. Starting price when deliveries begin from next summer in the UK will be around £48,000 for the two-seat commercial while five-seat commercial and passenger versions will start from the low £50,000s.
Government is offering generous financial support to help increase the uptake of EVs, especially in the fleet market. Venson Automotive Solutions has shone the spotlight on how to reduce an EV investment to cut a fleet’s carbon footprint.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government had "long-standing" contingency plans to maintain fuel supplies and relaxed the competition law when the pandemic hit in March 2020 to help supermarkets work together to maintain food supplies.
Ministers are currently looking at different ways to recover funds lost from both vehicle and excise duty (VED) - or car tax - and fuel duty when more drivers switch to plug-in vehicles and the number of petrol and diesel motors on the road declines.
Average retail prices today are highest in Europe. In May 2021, EVs were on average 52% more expensive than ICE cars in the UK, and 54% more expensive in the Netherlands. In Germany, the average retail price of an EV is €39,755 compared to €36,979 for ICE vehicles. Norway is the only exception – the average retail price for EVs is €44,500 compared to €53,000 for ICE cars.
When buying a new car, one of the big considerations is always going to be how much value it will lose by the time you come to sell. A lower rate of depreciation ultimately means that the car costs you less over the duration of time you own it - and that's only a good thing!
THE steps required to reach the Government's plans to achieve net zero emissions from transport by 2050 have been announced by the Department for Transport. These include: Accelerating a modal shift to public and active transport. The decarbonisation of road vehicles. Decarbonising how we get our goods, including a transformation of ‘last-mile’ deliveries. Place-based solutions, to consider how and why [...]
Shell Fleet App, available on both Android and iOS platforms, offers customers fuel credit, tracks their drivers’ fuel spending and facilitates card management. Designed to improve operational efficiencies, Shell Fleet App could help small businesses save up to £70 a month on their Shell fuel spend, helping to further cost savings