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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|

Bushnell moves from Alphabet to Fleet Operations

A former Principal Consultant for Alphabet (GB), Bushnell has more than 30 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of alternative fuels and electric drivetrains, fleet taxation, personal motoring schemes, salary sacrifice and fleet funding. A qualified mechanical engineer, he is a member of the Association of Fleet Professionals and lead trainer on the financial training module for the Institute of Car Fleet Management.

By |January 18th, 2022|

New digital investment aims to benefit fleets

ViSN provides a single platform to manage fleet operations for fleet companies of all sizes. Designed using the latest cloud technology, it provides a more efficient experience than is currently available in the market. Users benefit from real-time management information and a single platform that connects the driver, in-life services, EV charging and payment integration, driver services and customer communication. In addition, it drives efficiency by enabling customers to self-serve everything from repairs to driver compliance.

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|

Government puts smart motorways on hold

Although available data shows smart motorways are comparatively the safest roads in the country in terms of fatality rates, while their rollout is paused, the Government will go further by ensuring current smart motorways without a permanent hard shoulder are equipped with best-in-class technology and resources to make them as safe as possible.

By |January 12th, 2022|

Clean air zones – know the rules or pay the price

With over 87% of fleet managers questioned saying that their business will be impacted by the growing number of clean air zones across the UK, whitepaper shows that despite welcoming improvements to air quality in our cities and towns, fleet managers will face new challenges when it comes to building a flexible fleet that not only meets the demands of the business itself, but also meets the rules of the Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

By |January 11th, 2022|

AFP launches 2022 training programme

The launch marks the moment when the AFP takes over all professional tuition activities from the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). The AFP was formed almost two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), effectively the last remaining business from the merger between ACFO The launch marks the moment when the AFP takes over all professional tuition activities from the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). The AFP was formed almost two years ago by uniting the ICFM with the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO). It is effectively the last remaining business from the merger between ACFO and the ICFM.

By |January 11th, 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|

Leasing fleets look to third parties to power digitalisation strategies

Major leasing companies believe that their future lies in becoming mobility providers for whom the fleet is just one part of a business transport portfolio that encompasses everything from e-bikes to car clubs to trains. However, creating the technology required to integrate these offerings in such a way that they are easily accessible by the end user is a considerable task and, at the end of the day, most lessors are vehicle asset experts rather than having any IT specialisation.

By |January 6th, 2022|

Gofor Finance hires Tesco Bank’s Head of Marketing

Smith also sits on the Board of Foundation Scotland, a charity that helps communities create positive change and deliver lasting impact. Over the past 25 years, it has distributed more than £100 million and GoFor shares her passion for corporate social responsibility with the move to all-electric car fleets at the heart of its growth plans. 

By |January 5th, 2022|

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