Discover the Project EV range: See which one is for you
THE Project EV range of electric vehicle charge points extends from 7.3kW AC, up to 300kW DC charge points. Providing solutions for both domestic and commercial environments.
Business Motoring Awards 2022 - The winners!
IT’S been a record entry for the Business Motoring Awards this year. The judges have made their decisions - and it was a very close run thing in many categories - but now the results are in:
The story continues - Genesis GV70- 2.2D+ 8AT AWD Review
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As we said with the saloon model, one thing Genesis does have going for it is looks and the SUV has real road presence while there is an Aston Martin or Bentley vibe to the bonnet badge which draws comment. The GV70 comes in the base Premium Line, Sport Line and top spec Luxury Line...
Free Report: Your Guide to Zero Emissions Buses, Trucks and Vans
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DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Track the market and make the transition happen
We are in a climate crisis globally and need to decarbonise our heavy vehicle fleets now.
While bus, truck and van fleet owners are committed to a greener future, there are some key common barriers that they face: rapidly changing technology, lack of availability of product,...
Why VN5 is right for you
Whatever your business, VN5 is built to help you succeed.
We know that when it comes to a successful van, lists of features aren’t everything. What matters is how the van performs in the real world: how it meets the needs of fleets and operators, and handles the challenges that everyday operations throw at it.
Electrifying – Business Motoring’s new EV guide
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THINKING of electrifying your fleet? We can help with the launch of the Business Motoring Electric Vehicle Guide.
Fleets and private buyers are increasingly interested in electric vehicles with sales rising every month, despite a slow new car market.
The SMMT now estimates that BEVs will account for 9.5% of registrations by year end as fleets look...
We need to talk about the VN5. It's a game changer
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is set to revolutionise the commercial vehicle segment with VN5, its new electric light commercial van - available to order now.
So what makes it a game changer?
Bold, distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction
Flexible fast charging and low operating costs
24/7 cross-country capability – zero-emissions in the city with...
A new way to pay for tyres
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Tyres can be expensive to repair and replace, and an ongoing expense if you have one vehicle personally or a full fleet of vehicles.
To help spread the cost, a subscription service offering complete peace of mind, ‘Pay Monthly Tyres’ - has just been launched and it is exactly what it sounds like.
A transparent monthly subscription...
Free to view, the first webinar, Fighting the Cost of Living Crisis, reveals innovative ways to help businesses cut costs and reduce stress at a time when inflation is at a 40-year high and fuel prices have reached £2 a litre at the pumps for the first time in history.
In a series of presentations, delegates were taken through the latest Road Map information for Sofico’s mainstream Miles software platform – now based on the latest cloud native architecture independent of application servers - by Miles Product Manager, Bram Wallach, who mapped out its planned developments over the coming months and years.
New figures indicate that adoption of connected vehicle technology for fleets is already reaching a crucial tipping-point and that, by the middle of the decade, finding a non-connected car or van being operated by a business in the UK would be unusual.
The results for the 2021/22 financial year also included a record single month when, in March this year, Licence Check carried out more than 87,270 licence checks through DAVIS – a new high for a single month and up 32% compared with the same month last year.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mann’s appointment will help Lightfoot as it executes its ambitious growth plans, widens its offer to fleets in the UK and beyond and cements its reputation as the disruptor in the fleet management sector. His track record in optimising operational efficiencies within businesses is also seen as a major asset.
While not immune from the prevailing economic conditions, dealer finance can be very competitive and has the advantage of being ‘secure’, which typically helps acceptance levels. Dealer finance is also quick and easy to set up and frees up other borrowing.
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.