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EV order quotas create a conundrum for van fleets

Industry body is reporting that several major van makers are insisting that a proportion of all vehicle orders must be electric vans in order to reflect the percentage of ZEV vehicles they are now legally required to sell. It’s quickly becoming a widespread practice that when a fleet wants to order a quantity of vans, manufacturers are asserting that a percentage is electric – often 10% to reflect the 2024 ZEV mandate.

By |May 9th, 2024|

Drivers look to councils for on-street charging

According to Vauxhall, only 30% of respondents say motorists who own or want to own an EV are supported by their local council, with numbers noticeably lower in regions outside of London. Highlighting the issues further, only 10% of drivers told Vauxhall they were happy with the levels of on-street charging in their area, with satisfaction rates in Wales dropping to as low as 4%.

By |May 1st, 2024|

Vauxhall unveils next gen Grandland

The All-New Grandland brings many design features first seen on the Vauxhall Experimental concept car to life for the first time on a production model. These features include the 3D Vizor with illuminated Griffin logo proudly sitting at the centre and the permanently illuminated “VAUXHALL” lettering at the rear.

By |April 23rd, 2024|

Mobilize Power Solutions launches EV charge manager

Fleet@Home adds to Mobilize Power Solutions ‘Charging Everywhere’ proposition, enabling business owners and fleet managers to manage and control employees’ charging sessions across networks that are privately owned, open to the public and installed at residential properties. With these capabilities, Mobilize Manager is the first multi-network, one platform EV charging management solution.   

By |April 22nd, 2024|

How to address the EV charging installation challenges 

In a bid to cater to the growing demand for electric vehicles and to reap the benefits of implementing EV charging infrastructure, more and more businesses are looking to invest, aligning with their strategic objectives. However, the process of implementing EV charging infrastructure for businesses is not without its challenges.

By |April 22nd, 2024|

Savings to be made with new smart charging roll-out

A first-of-its-kind deployment, Connected Kerb’s smart charging allow drivers to schedule charging during off-peak hours when energy is cheapest and greenest, saving money, cutting carbon and reducing pressure on the grid. This is the first time scheduled charging during off-peak hours has become available on a public charging network. 

By |April 18th, 2024|

Ohme encourages van fleets to go electric to reduce costs

With the average UK driver covering 6800 miles a year, smart charging on an off-peak tariff in a typical EV would cost just £170 for a year’s worth of driving with Intelligent Octopus Go at 7.5p/kWh. With the new Standard Variable Tariff of 24.5p/kWh, that same annual mileage would cost £555. By comparison, the same mileage in an equivalent van would cost a driver more than £1100.

By |April 18th, 2024|

Northgate launches new micromobility solution for corporate fleets

The versatility and body adaptations offered by these vehicles lend themselves to a broad range of user cases, ranging from last mile delivery to applications within construction, waste management, landscaping and FMCG industries, and are ideal for use in locations where the size of a traditional LCV might preclude its use. 

By |April 17th, 2024|

Shared charging plans make progress

Fleets involved have a range of different ideas and propositions. Some want to arrange reciprocal charging with others on a national basis, some have chargers and would like to offer access to others, and some even have land available where they would potentially be able to install further chargers for widespread fleet use.

By |April 17th, 2024|

The Green Insurer adds van insurance as demand grows

The Green Insurer’s van policies will cover all classes of van insurance – social and commuting, business use (carriage of own goods) and haulage (delivering goods) suitable for couriers and delivery drivers. It will aim to help cut costs for van drivers by negotiating special deals with insurers and drivers will also benefit from rewards for environmentally friendly driving worth up to £20 a year through its Leaves reward scheme.

By |April 9th, 2024|

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