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Mobility encompasses all the new forms of car transport available to small businesses and SMEs, from car sharing, car clubs, to car rental and the effective use of pool cars. All these forms of mobility will help your small business go green.

Europcar ditches National and Alamo brands in the UK

By |2017-11-20T12:27:25+00:00December 17th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Car rental, Mobility|

National Car Rental - no longer supplying rental cars as a trading brand of Europcar MOBILITY supplier Europcar will no longer trade the National Car Rental and Alamo brands in the UK. The vehicle rental specialist has returned the two brands to Enterprise Holdings which owns them, but which Europcar had operated under licence since 2007. What does the InterRent brand offer? InterRent [...]

BMW launches DriveNow car club just months after Daimler dumps UK scheme

By |2017-11-20T12:27:10+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

DriveNow will launch first in London following on from the successes of other round-trip car clubs including Zipcar BMW is set to launch its own car club just months after Daimler abandoned its Car2Go scheme claiming the UK's private ownership culture is still too strong. According to The Financial Times the German manufacturer will this week bring its [...]

SME transport options expand with cash boost for car clubs

By |2017-11-20T12:27:07+00:00November 27th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Baroness Susan Kramer, Minister of State for Transport, with one of the winning car club schemes in Norfolk WINNING car club schemes taking a share of a £500,000 government handout have been announced for Derby, Nottingham, Norfolk and West Yorkshire, making them ever more attractive for local SME business managers. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced that the cash [...]

Is more home working needed for SMEs as commute times increase ?

By |2017-11-20T12:26:58+00:00November 14th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Mobility, News|

TUC analysis has shown that commuters are spending an extra 11 hours commuting to and from their place of work YOU probably know all about this anyway – but the amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years. That’s official, according to a TUC analysis of official [...]

Scotland best for electric car clubs

By |2017-11-20T12:26:56+00:00November 11th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Want access to electric vehicles via pay-as-you-drive car clubs  - well Scotland is leading the way SCOTLAND is leading the way in providing convenient and affordable access to electric vehicles through pay-as-you-drive electric car clubs. Funding from Transport Scotland has facilitated the introduction of an additional 58 new electric car club vehicles. This substantial number of new vehicles [...]

Audi ‘shared fleet’ option for SMEs launched in Berlin

By |2017-11-20T12:26:55+00:00November 10th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, Pool cars, SME business motoring and fleet management|

An Audi A1 Sporback, like one of those available in Berlin on a flexible, pay-per-use billing system GERMAN small businesses have been offered a company car solution that shares the fleet between SME companies and even employees on their free time. The car pool service “Audi shared fleet” launched in Berlin promises to offer a free choice of [...]

How AlphaElectric helped a hospital go green and save money

By |2017-11-20T12:26:48+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Car news and reviews, Mobility, Pool cars|

A Nissan Leaf proved to be the prefect fit for the West Middlesex University Hospital trust PROOF that selective use of electric vehicles (EVs) can save businesses money has come in the shape of AlphaElectric’s solution which cut one hospital’s staff transport bill by 40%. Employing more than 1,800 people, the West Middlesex University Hospital Trust’s mission was [...]

Zipcar expands car sharing service with Madrid launch

By |2017-11-20T12:26:47+00:00October 30th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Zipcar - Madrid launch for the world's largest car sharing car club under the Avancar brand THE car sharing firm Zipcar is getting more European in flavour. The car sharing firm has launched in the Spanish capital using the Avancar brand. The expansion builds on the success of the existing Avancar service which has been available in Barcelona since 2005. [...]

Alphabet powers up AlphaElectric with EDF Energy partnership

By |2017-11-20T12:26:44+00:00October 27th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Mobility|

The tie-up with Alphabet and EDF Energy is expected to boost customer confidence when choosing and EV BUSINESS mobility specialist Alphabet has announced a new collaboration with EDF Energy. It will see Alphabet work closely with EDF through its Electric Vehicle (EV) consultancy service, AlphaElectric, to advise fleet customers about EV charging points and supply bespoke infrastructure to suit [...]

Europcar launches new ExCel shuttle bus service

By |2017-11-20T12:26:40+00:00October 21st, 2014|Car news and reviews, Mobility|

Europcar has launched a new shuttle bus service to extend the mobility from its London ExCeL exhibition centre THE car hire firm Europcar, has extended its mobility centre mobility at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre with the launch of a shuttle bus service. The new service expands the package of mobility solutions already offered by Europcar at the site, bringing added [...]

Loughborough latest to offer SME leaner, green transport options

By |2017-11-20T12:26:39+00:00October 19th, 2014|Car clubs, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Smartgo offers businesses and their staff in Loughborough a range of travel benefits and services to save money THE promise of cheaper, greener business travel is on the table for SME fleet operators in Loughborugh with the roll-out of Smartgo to the town. Smartgo claims to offer businesses and their staff in Loughborough a range of travel benefits and [...]

One-way car and van hire eases access to ExCeL

By |2017-11-20T12:26:37+00:00October 15th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Car rental, Mobility|

Exibitors at ExCeL can now book discounted one-way van and car hire with Europcar A ONE-WAY vehicle rental scheme has been launched to make business trips to and from London’s ExCeL conference and exhibition venue that little bit easier. With Europcar’s ExCeL Connect, exhibitors can book exclusive, discounted one-way van and car hire between the conference centre and one [...]

Alphabet’s AlphaCity corporate car sharing scheme awarded

By |2017-11-20T12:26:17+00:00September 19th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Alphabet's Nigel Trotman receives the ‘Car Scheme Provider of the Year’ award at the annual Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards from comedian Lucy Porter CONGRATULATIONS  to Alphabet who have won the ‘Car Scheme Provider of the Year’ award at the annual Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards. Alphabet, a specialist in business mobility including contract hire, won the award [...]

Go Travel partners with Europcar

By |2017-11-20T12:26:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|Mobility|

An increase in SME car hire business has seen Eurocar partner Go Travel A SURGE in SME car hire business has prompted sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel, to sign up to Europcar’s Partnership in a Box. Europcar claims the agreement will offer access to the largest fleet and widest choice of vehicles in the UK to more than [...]

Enterprise Rent-a-Car buys Burnt Tree

By |2017-11-20T12:25:48+00:00August 12th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Car rental, Mobility, News|

The rental company Enterprise Rent-a-Car has bought Burnt Tree, a commercial vehicle rental company, to boost its commercial vehicle rental offering. The purchase includes Burnt Tree's 17,000 commercial vehicles, which gives Enterprise a more significant van and truck rental presence, with a fleet of 25,000 vehicles.

Europcar chauffeur service now available for London ExCeL visitors

By |2017-11-20T12:25:40+00:00August 5th, 2014|Car rental, Mobility|

At ExCeL and need a chauffeured drive? You'll need to check out the Europcar mobility centre A luxury chauffeured car service has been launched by Europcar out of its Mobility Centre at the ExCeL London business exhibition and conference venue. Users of the Europcar chauffeur service will be able to get travel advice and support from drivers armed with [...]

Warwickshire County Cricket Club signs Volvo to supply its fleet

By |2017-11-20T12:25:29+00:00July 4th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Mobility, News|

Jeetan Patel and his new Volvo V40 WARWICKSHIRE Country Cricket Club’s has revealed its latest signing for the current cricket season – a fleet deal with Volvo! The agreement, which was negotiated by Bewdley-based Affinity Leasing, means players can choose from a range of V40, V40 Cross Country and XC60 petrol and diesel models to support them in [...]

How to be a safe commuter

By |2017-11-20T12:24:31+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Car rental, Driving advice, Keep it legal, Mobility|

Driving in your daily commute can be a bit of a blur. Sharpen up - concentrate! HERE's a feeling familiar to many business drivers I suspect: you arrive at the office and realise that you can't remember a thing about the journey you've just made. It's scary when you think about it. Driving on 'autopilot' is all too easy [...]

Alphabet aims to sell 500 electric cars in 2014

By |2017-11-20T12:23:31+00:00October 23rd, 2013|Car news and reviews, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

Richard Schooling, Alphabet's CEO ALPHABET, the mobility solutions provider, aims to increase its sales of electrics vehicles from 35 in 2013 to 500 in 2014. That’s a big step up. No, make that a massive step. But chief executive officer, Richard Schooling, seemed unfazed by the idea when I caught up with him at the launch of AlphaElectric [...]

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