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 Chris Wright|2021-10-27T16:04:01+01:00October 27th, 2021|
To bring the debate to fleet decision makers' tables, Venson’s latest free white paper, ‘On the Road to Hydrogen’ , aims to help fleet and procurement managers objectively consider the use of hydrogen powered vehicles as part of their future fleet strategy.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-27T09:47:18+01:00October 27th, 2021|
For the first time the Rangie comes with seven seats and also available as a plug-in hybrid - a full EV is coming - to combat the onslaught of upmarket, large SUV rivals. And the luxury heavyweight comes with a heavyweight price, going on sale from £94,000The new Range Rover is on sale now, priced from £94,400.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-27T09:35:50+01:00October 27th, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-26T09:43:29+01:00October 26th, 2021|
Via a subscription, companies receive a wide range of services from roadside assistance and defence in the event of an incident, to support with employment law and contracts, drafting policies and procedures, on-site compliance checks, driver and fleet safety analysis and risk reports.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-25T09:26:29+01:00October 25th, 2021|
Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes), and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards, or pay a £12.50 daily charge when driving within the expanded ULEZ zone.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-22T09:54:54+01:00October 22nd, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-21T09:42:14+01:00October 21st, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-20T10:54:32+01:00October 20th, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-20T10:47:49+01:00October 20th, 2021|
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate takes effect from 2024 and the Government will publish a consultation early next year along with CO2 emissions regulation to ensure standards in fleets are maintained, as well as how and when targets will be set and enforced.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-22T09:57:44+01:00October 19th, 2021|
New grey fleet service is ideal for businesses where significant numbers of employees use their own vehicles on company business and then reclaim business mileage at up to 45p per mile, under the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) scheme.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-19T08:52:37+01:00October 19th, 2021|
“How to Deploy a Mobility Solution Within Your Business” has been created by the organisation’s Future Mobility Steering Committee and is based around a three step process – “Do Your Homework and Get Your Data”, “Internal Engagement” and “The Plan.”
By Chris Wright|2021-10-18T09:25:02+01:00October 18th, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-15T10:08:38+01:00October 15th, 2021|
The main performance metric that can be affected in the winter is your EV’s operating range. EV batteries are made of lithium-ion, and those little ions find it harder to move around in the cold, thereby reducing your range in cold conditions. The cold also has an effect on charging an EV, too.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-15T10:00:22+01:00October 15th, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-15T09:47:25+01:00October 15th, 2021|
With the government now reaching for a 78% reduction in emissions by 2025 and the sale of fuel-based vehicles due to be abolished altogether from 2030, these figures combined with those from Time Finance point towards continued growth in the uptake for wholly electric vehicles.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-15T09:40:41+01:00October 15th, 2021|
Under the partnership, Nissan will be working with the AFP to launch a range of measures, including a survey of AFP members carried out once a month to gain feedback on the questions and issues they want to know more about. Each month, the focus will be on a different topic.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-14T11:54:41+01:00October 14th, 2021|
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 Chris Wright|2021-10-14T10:00:50+01:00October 14th, 2021|
Deal is part of a typical three or four year HP (Hire Purchase) or PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) car finance agreement on Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 models. The offer is the result of Nissan working separately with two leading EV chargepoint providers, Pod Point and E.ON.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-13T10:28:42+01:00October 13th, 2021|