VWFS develops short-term PCP to beat supply delays

By |2021-10-13T10:16:25+01:00October 13th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.

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).

White paper highlights the new challenges faced by fleet managers 

By |2021-10-08T09:14:47+01:00October 11th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.  

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. 

Fuel crisis latest – and how to manage your fleet

By |2021-10-08T09:34:06+01:00October 8th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.

Rolls-Royce to launch its first EV in 2030

By |2021-09-30T12:09:42+01:00September 30th, 2021|Car news and reviews, Industry Intelligence, News|

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’.

How much does your car know about you?

By |2021-09-30T09:52:36+01:00September 30th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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. 

Ineos ramps up network ahead of Grenadier launch

By |2021-09-29T07:17:12+01:00September 29th, 2021|Car news and reviews, Industry Intelligence, News|

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.

Motorists welcome future EV tax introduction to counter fuel tax losses

By |2021-09-21T10:32:52+01:00September 21st, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.   

Electric Vehicles: The pricing challenge

By |2021-08-20T08:29:32+01:00August 20th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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.

Government announces decarbonisation plans

By |2021-07-14T14:46:08+01:00July 14th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

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 [...]

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