Updated company car favourite: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019 review

By |2019-04-24T14:45:27+01:00December 19th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Mitsubishi Reviews, Newsletter|

P11D Value: £39,445 BIK band 2018/19: 13% 5 door compact SUV 135bhp/211Nm, 2.4 litre MIVEC Atkinson cycle petrol engine with 13.8kWh capacity lithium ion battery Performance: 10.5secs/106mph CO2 emissions/economy: 46 g/km (WLTP) / 40.3 g/km (NEDC) Economy: 52.1mpg (no battery engine only) / 159.5mpg (Weighted Combined MPG including battery EV running) What is it? THE number one car choice for [...]

London’s ULEZ starts in April 2019; and expands in 2021. So are you ready?

By |2018-12-19T06:07:14+00:00December 19th, 2018|Newsletter, SME business motoring and fleet management|

BUSINESS motorists operating in London, or driving to London to meet clients, should be aware of a significant new charge to drive in the capital. On April 08, 2019, London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) begins. The ULEZ is separate to the Congestion Charge which will continue. However, the ULEZ will replace the current T-charge. It is being introduced one [...]

An electric car to beat range anxiety and BIK – Kia e-Niro review

By |2021-07-21T11:44:03+01:00December 19th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Electric Vehicles, Kia Reviews, Newsletter|

  P11D Value: £32,995 BIK band 2018/19: 16% 5 door compact SUV 201bhp/395Nm, permanent magnet AC synchronous type 64 kWh Electric Motor Performance: 7.5secs/104mph Range/CO2: 289 miles/0g/km What is it? The Kia e-Niro: it’s all electric and with it comes range anxiety - that's what puts people off buying or leasing an electric car. But what if the range is [...]

Porsche demonstrates ultra high-power fast charging technology

By |2018-12-19T10:48:28+00:00December 14th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV News, Newsletter|

PORSCHE has just demonstrated that charging an electric vehicle can be as quick as filling up with fuel. A 90kW Porsche electric vehicle was charged in under three minutes. The charge provided enough electricity for a 62 mile range. The charger, which is free to use, is located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg in Germany. Porsche says [...]

Only smart chargepoints to attract Government funding in the future

By |2018-12-19T10:48:46+00:00December 14th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV leasing, finance and taxation, EV News, Newsletter|

Smart Pod Point wall charger ELECTRIC vehicle chargepoints will only attract government funding if they are smart units, both at home and at work. Worth up to £500, the change in government support commences July 2019. Smart chargepoints, says the Department for Transport, must be capable of being accessed remotely, and able to receive, interpret and react to [...]

Range Rovers and Porsches top Christmas wish list of car buyers

By |2018-12-11T11:14:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|Car news and reviews, News, Newsletter|

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Ferrari complete the ‘festive five’ most financed high-end vehicles during the Christmas period 40% increase in equity release during December to free up cash for Christmas Higher average value of loans as some buyers purchase gifts for loved ones JBR Capital reveals financing trends in December RANGE Rovers and Porsches are the most desirable marques for car [...]

Shrink-wrapped SUV is a bundle of fun: Hyundai Kona 1.6 TGDi Premium GT 177 PS 4WD DCT review

By |2018-12-11T11:12:37+00:00December 11th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Hyundai Reviews, Newsletter|

  P11D Value: £24,875 BIK Band 2018/19: 32% 5-door compact SUV 177 PS/265 NM, 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol turbo, 7-speed auto transmission Economy/CO2: 40.4/158 g/km Performance: 0-62 mph, 7.9 secs/127mph What is it? WE'RE checking in on the Hyundai Kona, one of the bright new breed of compact SUVs that are all the fashion right now. (These are often referred to [...]

Regenerating power on the go: VW e-Golf long term review 2

By |2019-01-16T13:02:07+00:00December 11th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Newsletter, Our business cars, Owning and operating an EV, Volkswagen Reviews|

HOW far can you go? What's the range? These are typical and expected reactions when people ask what do you drive - and the answer is an electric Golf. And the answer is - it depends. The official range on the NEDC cycle is 186 miles. VW quotes the usable range as 124. I work on a 130 miles rule [...]

Businesses should consider global warming in their company car policies

By |2018-12-11T10:52:58+00:00December 10th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV News, Newsletter, SME business motoring and fleet management|

SMALL businesses and SME fleets should take greater consideration of the global warming consequences of their company car and business motoring policies. As evidence of global warming grows, companies need to change course over their fleet policies or face the consequences says fleet management specialist Fleet Evolution. After three years of static emissions growth, global carbon dioxide levels are on [...]

Public gives thumbs down to EVs

By |2018-12-11T10:54:19+00:00December 7th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV market background, EV News, Newsletter|

THERE might be lots of noise about electric cars - but that's all it is, says a new study into motoring preferences for new cars. November new car sales saw a near 25% increase in demand for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) but it appears UK plc is still unconvinced. According to leasing provider Select Car Leasing - a member of [...]

New Porsche 911 evolves the sports car icon

By |2018-12-04T09:50:15+00:00December 4th, 2018|Car news and reviews, News, Newsletter|

FOR all those successful entrepreneurs out there, here's a new addition to your portfolio. The latest Porsche 911. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Show, this 911 is the eighth iteration of the iconic sports car: Type 992. As ever with the 911, there's nothing radical going to happen with the design visual of the car - and that's the case [...]

Step off the beaten track: Ford Fiesta Active X review

By |2018-12-04T09:50:30+00:00December 4th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Ford Reviews, Newsletter|

Ford Fiesta Active X 1.0T EcoBoost (125PS) P11D Value: £21,045 BIK Band 2018/19: 23% 5-door, 5-seater hatchback 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol/6 speed manual 125ps/170Nm, Economy/CO2: 56.5pg/114g/km Performance: 10.4secs/119mph What is it? NEW car buyers seemingly can’t get enough of high-riding SUVs, crossovers and 4x4s. So here is a new offering from Ford – the Fiesta Active. Very much in the [...]

Toyota Corolla returns to UK with £21,300 price tag

By |2018-12-04T09:50:44+00:00December 4th, 2018|Car news and reviews, News, Newsletter|

IF you thought something had been missing from your business motoring company car choice lists, then so did Toyota. The Corolla nameplate is coming back to the UK. The brilliantly successful hatchback and estate model really is on the comeback trail, and will replace the Auris model range. Which means the new Toyota Corolla will be built at Toyota's Derby [...]

Play the right cards in fuel cost evaluation

By |2018-12-04T09:50:59+00:00December 4th, 2018|Car news and reviews, EV News, News, Newsletter, SME business motoring and fleet management|

AN SUV that's more economical on fuel than a hybrid Toyota Prius? Sounds wrong doesn't it. But that really is the case. The SUV in question is the Hyundai Kona - the new electric version of the SUV - and it tops the leagues for fuel costs over 10,000 miles. The Kona costs just £89; the Prius £460. If that's [...]

Volkswagen partners with supermarket Tesco and Pod Point to deliver free to use EV chargers

By |2018-12-04T09:51:26+00:00November 30th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, EV News, News, Newsletter, Owning and operating an EV|

THE most significant change in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rolled out: 2400 EV charging bays will become available across 600 Tesco stores within three years. Volkswagen, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, and Tesco - the UK’s largest fuel retailer - will develop the UK retail electric vehicle charging network. It will be installed and powered by Pod [...]

BMW reveals tax-busting 3-Series PHEV

By |2021-07-21T11:51:21+01:00November 26th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car tax, EV News, News, Newsletter|

IF you're thinking about your next company car, then you seriously have to consider this: the latest BMW 330e. It's a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model which gives it great company car taxation benefits. For 2019/20 tax year the BMW 330e will be taxed at 16% of its P11d; the following year this drops to 12%. Drive a BMW 320d, on [...]

New Range Rover Evoque offers hybridisation to business drivers

By |2018-11-26T10:25:35+00:00November 23rd, 2018|News, Newsletter|

WITH more than 772,096 sales under its belt, it's time for a new Range Rover Evoque. And here it is, the all-new Range Rover Evoque, featuring a range of traditional, mild hybrid and plug-in electric hybrid variants. Although we'll have to wait a bit for the really low emission tax busting PHEV models to really make the Evoque a company car [...]

You can run your four bedroom house from a hydrogen car

By |2018-11-26T10:26:07+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV market background, Newsletter, Owning and operating an EV|

STRANGE fact for the day: but you can run a four bedroom house from the electricity produced by a hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai or Honda Clarity. Strange but true. Arval's hydrogen expert Paul Marchment revealed this fact at the VRA seminar today at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on November 22, 2018. Honda Clarity charging a house [...]

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