Used EVs will unlock mainstream adoption of green travel

By |July 5th, 2022|

Affordability is the number one barrier to EV adoption and with the market share of battery electric vehicles not yet big enough to warrant a widespread price drop, drivers considering making the switch to sustainable travel are left with few options. So, with fewer financial incentives on the table, how do we get more people behind the wheel of an EV when the upfront costs of a diesel or petrol car may be cheaper?

New car supply worsening for some fleets

By |July 5th, 2022|

Some fleet managers are telling us that drivers are having to go through the process of choosing a new car half a dozen times before finding one for which a manufacturer will even provide an production slot – and that date is likely to be a year or more away. Other manufacturers have closed their order books either completely or for certain models. In general terms, PHEVs have become very difficult to acquire and it seems that production is being skewed away from them towards EVs, probably because of CAFE regulations.

Are you ready for autonomous tech?

By |July 4th, 2022|

New inquiry will look at the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles, the progress of research and work in the UK and abroad, and what needs to happen to prepare for their arrival. This includes regulation, perceptions of safety, the role of government, implications for infrastructure and for existing car use.

Northgate Vehicle Hire acquires Blakedale

By |July 4th, 2022|

Blakedale is a family-owned business based in Chorley, Lancashire which over the past 30 years has built itself into the UK’s largest privately owned traffic management company. Its specialist fleet of 334 traffic management vehicles range from 3.5-18 tonnes and is supplied to highways contractors on both short and long-term rental and contract hire.

Small but perfectly formed – SEAT Ibiza 1.0-litre TSI FR 95PS

By |July 4th, 2022|

It’s a nameplate that’s been with us for mor than three decades, launched before the Spanish brand became part of the Volkswagen Group, making great play on the fact that it contained elements of Porsche engineering. These days, the Ibiza makes copious use of the VW Group’s parts bin and combines a low Total Cost of Ownership with an overall desirable package designed to delight SME users.

Electric cars ease cost of living pressures for employees

By |June 30th, 2022|

Very low benefit in kind and the resultant lower tax deduction, has been a key factor in electric car adoption from the moment that it became available, but it has become even more decisive in the last few months. At a time when prices of ordinary goods and fuel are visibly rising by the month, a take home pay increase of this kind has genuine value.

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