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ICE residual value fears helping to drive fleet EV adoption

Worries are being expressed across the outright purchase user base that demand for used petrol and diesel vehicles might start to substantially fall in the second half of the decade. There is a general feeling that, as we head towards the 2030 end of ICE production, no-one really knows what is going to happen to used vehicle buyer sentiment and therefore RVs.

By |January 18th, 2022|

AFP calls for fleet EV data for national charging map

Association isasking all fleet operators to provide information showing locations of their current and expected demand for kerbside charging facilities. All data provided will be anonymised by the AFP so as not to breach GDPR regulations, which the organisation believes should effectively make the process accessible to all.

By |January 17th, 2022|

Fiat 500 proves the cheapest and fastest EV to Recharge

Survey of 50 models found that coming a close second was Mini electric with a recharge price of  £7.82 with Honda’s new “e” and the Mazda MX-30 behind in joint third with a price of £8.52. The Mini is also slightly quicker than the “e” and the MX-30, taking just 6 minutes longer than the 500 at 30 minutes for a recharge, six minutes faster than the others.

By |January 13th, 2022|

Research highlights lack of EV knowledge

Attitude survey, which went out to around 10,000 drivers, fleet and HR managers, small businesses and private motorists, produced some results which indicated the lack of knowledge and entrenched attitudes that still exist towards EVs.The study, carried out by university researchers, was designed to gauge views on electric cars and charging infrastructure, vehicle operating costs and the desire to switch to EVs.  

By |January 12th, 2022|

Citroën accelerates electrification strategy with Berlingo and Spacetourer

Decision is the result of the brand’s approach to the future of mobility, the desire to accelerate its energy transition strategy and the wish to provide customers with solutions in line with future trends.  Citroën's electrification strategy focuses on models that offer ë-comfort and ease of use, lower running costs, as well as reduced environmental impact, while maintaining the quality of on-board space and adaptability

By |January 10th, 2022|

V12 Vehicle Finance commits to green car fleet

Currently 30% of V12VF’s sales team have opted for a fully electric vehicle and 65% for a plug-in hybrid, making its fleet 95% sustainable and efficient. In the next 6 months, the company will reduce overall emissions by 70-80% in comparison to its present fleet, with a maximum cap set of 120g CO2/km for field-based employees that do not presently have infrastructure to install a charging point at home. 

By |January 6th, 2022|

EV chargers fast-tracked in the South East

Since launching Smart Connect in February 2021, UK Power Networks has instantly approved more than 2000 new applications for electric car chargers, heat pumps, batteries and solar panels in record time. The portal means people don’t have to complete multiple paper forms and streamlines the process so installers can work more efficiently and install more devices for more customers.

By |January 6th, 2022|

Fleet decision makers still see cost as the main barrier to going electric

Lack of confidence in fleet electrification knowledge is reflected in the fact that more than half of fleet decision makers (52%) have yet to make any updates to incorporate electrification into their company driver policies. For fleets of less than forty-seven vehicles, this rises to 63%. Even for bigger fleets of over two hundred vehicles, nearly 2 in 5 decision makers still need to make updates.

By |December 9th, 2021|

Biggest motorway EV charging upgrade launched

Two Electric Forecourts situated adjacent to major transport routes and motorways, including a flagship site at Gatwick Airport – the first in the world to be hosted at an international airport – and Norwich, are also in construction, due to open in 2022. Several additional sites now also have planning permission including Uckfield, Gateshead, Plymouth and Bromborough, with more than 30 additional sites also under development as part of the company’s commitment to deliver over 100 Electric Forecourts.

By |December 9th, 2021|

Europcar Mobility Group UK appoints CBVC to manage company car fleet

The UK contract with CBVC will also support the Group’s plans by encouraging staff take-up of electric vehicles (EVs), as well as helping reduce benefit in kind (BIK) taxation. Europcar Mobility Group UK operates from over 120 locations in the UK offering its business and leisure customers a choice of petrol, diesel and electric cars and vans.

By |December 9th, 2021|

Driving home for Christmas? Plan more frequent EV charging pit stops

Whilst the UK’s climate doesn’t typically fall below freezing temperatures, some experts predict that sub-zero conditions are on the cards this winter. That’s bad news for owners of some popular electric vehicles whose batteries are reported to reduce in range by as much as 52% at -5 degrees.

By |December 8th, 2021|

New report brings renewed hope for electric fleet usage

Mileage range of EVs is the main concern when considering whether or not they should make the switch to electric. However, the data suggests that mileage range is only an imagined obstacle in fleet electrification and that despite popular beliefs, most companies are in fact able to use electric vehicles without impacting the level of fleet usage. Currently, only 3% of fleet vehicles are run on electric or hybrid engines.

By |December 8th, 2021|

Now is the time to power on to electric

Companies and fleet managers today understand the importance of building true environmental sustainability into their business. Not only is this becoming a key differentiator to attract potential new employees, but it is also vital to help businesses achieve net zero targets. However, implementing sustainable practices can often feel like a daunting task, with many not knowing where to begin. 

By |December 7th, 2021|

Volkswagen Group asserts its EV authority in salary sacrifice market

Customers now have a much wider choice of models, many of which are from mainstream manufacturers and very competitively priced, and they are more willing to be a little more adventurous in their choice of vehicle. At the same time, more employers, in a very competitive labour market, are realising that a salary sacrifice electric vehicle scheme is an excellent way of attracting the best talent and so are willing to make such schemes more widely available.

By |December 6th, 2021|

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