Centrica continues to take a progressive approach to reducing its vehicle emissions, having committed to fully electrifying its 12,500-strong operational fleet by 2025. The company has more electric vans on the road than any other UK organisation, with nearly 700 Vauxhall Vivaro-e British Gas vans being driven by engineers and a total of 3,000 set to be delivered by the end of 2022.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-15T10:16:04+00:00November 15th, 2021|
Survey, based on local authority assessment of roads across England during 2019-2021, shows A, B and C roads have generally remained in good condition during the pandemic. It reveals 6 % of ‘B and C’ - minor - roads are in need of urgent repair and the state of these roads has remained stable throughout lockdown.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-15T10:04:16+00:00November 15th, 2021|
New offering has been introduced to allow Managers to easily incorporate fully electric and/or hybrid vehicles into their fleets and control the use of all types of fuel on a single payment card. The new card, which offers all the benefits of an existing fuel card, will enable fleet managers to pay for EV charging across a multi-branded charging network
By Chris Wright|2021-11-15T09:54:19+00:00November 15th, 2021|
Insurance costs have remained more constant over the same period for the two other age demographics, with premiums nudging down slightly for both the over-50s (-1.2%) and those aged 25-49 (-0.8%). Motor insurance now typically costs £600 for an over-50s van driver, and for those aged 25-49, it’s £761.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-15T09:36:48+00:00November 15th, 2021|
Technology allows drivers to scan their licences via a camera on their laptop, smart phone or tablet. The data is scraped by the software, auto-populated onto the D906 e-declaration form and is then sent to the DVLA, allowing Licence Bureau to check the drivers’ status in seconds.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-10T10:39:01+00:00November 10th, 2021|
The full range, New Citroën ë-Berlingo Van, mid-size ë-Dispatch and large, new ë-Relay Electric van ranges are all available now as part of Citroën’s electrification strategy focused on providing an electrified variant of each of its vans by the end of 2021, and each car by 2025.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-10T10:28:48+00:00November 10th, 2021|
Despite a second consecutive month of decline – albeit not as steep a fall as in September – the sector remains 2.3% up on the five-year pre-pandemic average for the month of October, with 2021 proving to be a strong year for LCV sales to date.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-04T15:30:05+00:00November 4th, 2021|
All manufacturers are under increasing pressure following the global disruption to materials and supply caused by the pandemic and Ford is the first to blink. Industry insiders expect others to follow.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-04T14:06:55+00:00November 4th, 2021|
Priced from £29,575 MRRP OTR (incl. Plug-in Car Grant), Citroën ë-Berlingo Electric features a 50kWh battery offering a range of up to 174 miles (WLTP), paired with a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. New ë-Berlingo Electric is fitted with a 7.4kW on-board charger as standard, with a full re-charge taking 7.5 hours.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-03T14:48:38+00:00November 3rd, 2021|
Manheim auction data demonstrates a significantly older profile of commercial vehicle with average age at 67 months, a four-month increase from September, and average mileage at 85,666, up 6,438 since the previous month. With stock typically of an older profile, the average selling price did drop slightly, down £536 to £10,398.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-03T14:35:25+00:00November 3rd, 2021|
The Vivaro comes across as a very good package, easy to drive, very good range and practical for short or long distance work. It comes with the option of 50kW or 75kW batteries, the latter costing £4,500 more but gives you greater range, around 200 miles.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-03T10:09:08+00:00November 3rd, 2021|
Kangoo Electric, which has won the hearts of some 70,000 professional customers since its launch at the end of 2011, now accounts for one in every five electric utility vehicles sold in Europe. Equipped with a new lithium-ion battery with a fully usable capacity of 45kWh, the Kangoo E-TECH Electric boasts a range of up to 300km (187 miles) in WLTP cycle.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-03T08:19:55+00:00November 3rd, 2021|
Insurer saw the highest number of customers moving their class of use to ‘Social, Domestic and Pleasure’ in March 2021 when 6,552 made this change to their policies, as many drivers continued to work from home. That month also saw the highest number of drivers making any change to their class of use, with 15,879 motorists doing so.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-02T15:22:28+00:00November 2nd, 2021|
Loaded onto a driver’s smartphone, the App equips the driver with all the information they require to manage their vehicle, including emergency recovery number, accident management services, service and maintenance reservation contact, and more.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-02T15:12:52+00:00November 2nd, 2021|
Committee's report says the government and National Highways should pause the rollout of new all-lane running schemes until five years of safety and economic data is available for every all-lane running scheme introduced before 2020 and the implementation of the safety improvements in the government's action plan has been independently evaluated."
By Chris Wright|2021-11-02T08:28:23+00:00November 2nd, 2021|
Technology allows customers to complete the full cycle of the rental process contactless by online bookings and via a mobile app. Control Your Herd also provides a solution across all touchpoints for the customer, ensuring a seamless vehicle rental experience, whilst significantly shortening the amount of time needed to rent a vehicle.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-01T10:08:49+00:00November 1st, 2021|
Published to coincide with COP26, the report by Centre for London highlights the environmental impact of existing delivery methods. Most goods and services are moved by diesel and petrol vans which contribute up to a quarter of London’s carbon emissions and PM2.5 emissions from transport.
By Chris Wright|2021-11-01T09:44:02+00:00November 1st, 2021|
New glass damage selector uses the vehicle registration mark (VRM) to display a detailed image of the vehicle, including all pieces of glass applicable to that model. One touch or click allows the user to view the vehicle from above or the sides, and they can then simply select any piece or pieces of glass that are damaged.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-29T10:13:02+01:00October 29th, 2021|
The main performance metric that can be affected in the winter is your EV’s operating range. Electric vehicle 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. David Lewis, Electric Lead at Select Car Leasing, has provided tips on getting the best performance out of your EV as we approach the winter months.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-29T10:05:30+01:00October 29th, 2021|
The new models are both a response to the ongoing transition to zero-emissions mobility. Specifically for Scudo, with the rising use of light commercial vehicles in urban areas, these vehicles will make a significant contribution to reducing emissions in cities. Likewise, Ulysse will enable families to enjoy a more sustainable active lifestyle, benefiting from innovative high-tech devices, extraordinary levels of comfort and space at the top of their segment, and advanced safety features.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-28T09:45:07+01:00October 28th, 2021|