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Budget greeted as generally good news

The freeze in fuel duty is welcome but not unexpected given the rate of petrol and diesel increases seen in recent months, and the additional funds that have been made available for kerbside charging are also good news. There are some areas of disappointment. The biggest of these is the absence of benefit-in-kind taxation tables for 2025-26 and remain an issue for fleets embarking on electrification.

By |October 27th, 2021|

Electric dream – BMW iX3

Maybe a bit of a surprise is that the X3 in petrol, diesel and hybrid form, is BMW’s best-selling car. The electric version has been added to the existing hardware so outwardly little looks different from the rest of the range which was recently facelifted. What is different is the 282bp, 74kW electric motor which is not the biggest around but it does have a WLTP range of 285 mile

By |October 26th, 2021|

CMG boosts fleet visibility with Teletrac Navman

Upgraded system has enabled CMG’s fleet managers to track 166 commercial vehicles and trailers and gain real-time data access to vehicle location, driver performance, and idling time within one easy-to-use interface. CMG has also installed a connected camera system across its entire fleet, alongside Driver ID, to determine who is driving each vehicle.

By |October 21st, 2021|

Fleet management shifting to being resource rather than cost based

Without realising it, fleets have been operating through an extended period of plenty. If you needed drivers or vehicles or fuel, you could get them and they were in sufficient supply that you could afford to aim for the best cost. Now virtually every cost that fleets face is rising while, at the same time, supply has become noticeably limited in several essential areas

By |October 20th, 2021|

EDF begins ‘EV First’ company car campaign

EV First is designed to highlight the advantages of choosing an EV over a PHEV, from both a driver benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation and an environmental point of view. We have produced a range of material for drivers, making the benefits as clear as possible, including information about improved EV ranges and the growth of the charging network, including workplace facilities at EDF location

By |October 20th, 2021|

Ford takes the wraps of updated Focus

New Focus for the first time introduces an automatic transmission option for the fuel-saving EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains, offering up to 155 PS. The seven-speed, dual-clutch Powershift automatic makes driving less demanding – particularly in city and stop-start traffic – while complementing the hybrid powertrain’s electrically-boosted performance.

By |October 15th, 2021|

Manheim sees the highest prices ever paid for used vans

September 2021 marked the fourth consecutive month in which Manheim recorded a five-figure average selling price for a used van. The company recorded another record-breaking average selling price of £10,930, after last month’s previous record set at £10,554. The record was 3.8% higher and £376 more than September’s five-figure average.

By |October 15th, 2021|

Octopus rolls out Jaama Key2 systems to support fleet growth plans

OEV, which runs an ‘all electric’ leasing and salary sacrifice fleet in the UK, is using Key2 to run its back-office operation from enabling drivers to generate quotes through to interacting with remarketing suppliers for vehicle disposal, and to help realise its ambitious fleet growth aspirations and to ‘create something unique’ in the EV leasing space.

By |October 14th, 2021|

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