Business Motoring Awards 2021 - the winners!
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IT’S been a record entry for the Business Motoring Awards this year. The judges have made their decisions and now the results are in:
So, who are the tops when it comes to cars and services?
Best Small Car: Honda e
Vauxhall Insignia - what does the future hold?
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What is it?
IT'S a big family saloon – and the first question that springs to mind is “does it have a future?”
Given that Ford has decided to discontinue the Mondeo as SUVs corner the family market, you wonder how long
The king is dead – long live the king
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AFTER nearly 30 years Ford is killing off the Mondeo, the traditional three-box saloon and backbone of many fleets and company reps for decades.
Hastening its demise has been the evolution of fleet market, with PCPs, PCHs and other forms of
Salary sacrifice - what you need to know
SALARY sacrifice car schemes can be an affordable way to provide employees with a brand new fully insured and maintained car for a fixed monthly amount taken from their pre-tax salary.
They can also get more drivers into electric vehicles (EVs)
10 ways you could be invalidating your vehicle insurance
IT'S illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or in a public place in the UK without at least 3rd party insurance. If you are caught driving while uninsured you could receive a fixed penalty of £300 and 6 penalty
Are rapid charging forecourts the key to EV take up?
THE first bespoke Electric Vehicle (EV) charging forecourt opened in Essex recently, a sign of things to come, perhaps.
It's a welcome move for those who remain uncertain about the practicalities of charging EV batteries, including charging times and home charging.
2021 Business Motoring Awards - the shortlist is announced
Business Motoring Awards, Car news and reviews, Featured
THERE has been a record entry for this year's Business Motoring awards and the judges have been making their choices. We are now down to the shortlist for the 2021 Awards.
Categories are for both vehicles and service providers. So, here's
Gig economy vehicles need to be brought under law in same way as drivers
THE recent ruling against Uber to provide a range of employment rights to drivers should be extended to the safety standards applied to cars and vans.
Peter Golding, Managing Director at software specialist FleetCheck, said that while he had no issue
In all countries examined, at least half of all business cars and LCVs could be replaced by EVs, with the UK reporting the highest electrification potential. It came out top, with 70% of business cars and LCVs that could be electrified, followed by the Netherlands (69%), France (67%) and Germany (61%).
With the fleet market entering a period of unprecedented change, the reports will consider some of the challenges facing fleet managers and their suppliers. The first issue of Fleet Future considers the future shape of the fleet market as the Coronavirus vaccine helps return the global economy to full strength, with the business environment changed significantly over the past year.
In a study of 2,000 UK households with access to more than one car, DS Automobiles found 36% say the pandemic has caused them to consider downsizing their fleet, with 23% stating they now have less need for multiple cars than before the pandemic. According to the Department for Transport, 35% of all households in the UK own two or more cars or vans.
Electrification is at the heart of bp’s convenience and mobility strategy with the company aiming to double the size of the bp pulse network in the UK to 16,000 charge points by 2030, with a particular emphasis on ultra-fast chargers. The total amount of charging on the bp pulse network is set to grow 30-fold by 2030.
The new king for Ford, and all manufacturers, is SUV – and electric. And Ford has come into this area with a big bang, the Mustang Mach E. A big muscle machine, albeit a quiet one, with an iconic name and a very affordable price.
With employees working from home, meetings held remotely and many operations now running digitally, businesses are questioning their current vehicle provision and established funding contracts, which may not be fit for purpose on the other side of the pandemic.
Employees can enjoy income tax saving on ultra-low emission cars, public sector discounts (where applicable), National Insurance savings, corporate finance rates and access to the newest vehicle technologies.
Onto said there has been a positive response to the service in the UK, over the past 12 months, it has averaged 30% organic month-on-month growth and now has the largest electric fleet in the country with over 1,000 active subscribers. The majority of Onto customers are under 55, tend to be a couple or with kids, however, taking into account Onto product offering customers come from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Many drivers’ circumstances may have also changed since they last renewed their car insurance such as a change of address or jobs. Remember to update policies to ensure everything is still accurate and true to this day.
Gridserve, the sustainable energy company behind the first EV forecourt, plans to build 100 more sites in the coming five years – but expects far more sites will be needed. Venson survey results agree. 63% of respondents said they would like to see more investment in public charging points.
Fleet and HR Managers should be taking precautions when hiring to save time and money in the long-term, by incorporating licence checks before offering a job. Candidates may hold back information if not asked to take a licence check, and if an employee commits a driving offence whilst holding a critical level of points, this can have serious consequences for a business.