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Fleet decision makers still see cost as the main barrier to going electric

By |December 9th, 2021|

Lack of confidence in fleet electrification knowledge is reflected in the fact that more than half of fleet decision makers (52%) have yet to make any updates to incorporate electrification into their company driver policies. For fleets of less than forty-seven vehicles, this rises to 63%. Even for bigger fleets of over two hundred vehicles, nearly 2 in 5 decision makers still need to make updates.

Biggest motorway EV charging upgrade launched

By |December 9th, 2021|

Two Electric Forecourts situated adjacent to major transport routes and motorways, including a flagship site at Gatwick Airport – the first in the world to be hosted at an international airport – and Norwich, are also in construction, due to open in 2022. Several additional sites now also have planning permission including Uckfield, Gateshead, Plymouth and Bromborough, with more than 30 additional sites also under development as part of the company’s commitment to deliver over 100 Electric Forecourts.

Van sales hit a November high

By |December 7th, 2021|

The number of vans  rose 11.4% on the pre-pandemic average for November, following two previous months of decline. With the sector still suffering from significant semiconductor shortages, stability of supply remains a key issue and market volatility is likely to be a feature well into 2022.

Winds of change experienced in the LCV wholesale market

By |December 6th, 2021|

November 2021 demonstrated several key milestones, in what has been a year like no other for the LCV market at Manheim. Most notable of which, was a return to four-figure average used selling prices, ending five consecutive months above the £10,000 price barrier. The average van mileage recorded by Manheim continued at levels not seen for over a decade, reaching 1,420 more miles compared to October to the highest point of 2021, at 86,875 miles. The first-time conversion rate remained identical to October’s recording of 77%.

Do you need your eyes tested?

By |December 2nd, 2021|

Whilst it is not a legal requirement for drivers to update the DVLA if they have been prescribed corrective glasses or contact lenses since they passed their driving test, one in three responsible drivers had taken it upon themselves to do so. Other conditions affecting vision may need to be reported including anxiety, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes* and could mean they cannot legally drive certain types of vehicles, particularly lorries and buses.

Are electric van drivers being short changed?

By |December 1st, 2021|

TMC’s analysis shows the average cost based on home charging an LCV is 7.8p per mile.  The only vehicle that costs less than 5p/m to charge is the Renault Kangoo E-Tech. If the cost of public charging is factored in – the use of which is highly likely for LCV drivers of whom only 30% have the ability to charge at home - the AER falls even further short.

Licence Check announces record results and new website

By |November 30th, 2021|

In October, Licence Check which now has a record number of 2,500 clients in its portfolio, carried out more than 74,000 driving licence checks – a record number for a single month, and up 31% compared with the same month last year. Since 2015, the company has carried out more than 2.7m checks and has more than 400,000 active drivers on its DAVIS (Driver and Vehicle Information Solution) platform – some 80% of which are now classified as low risk.

AFP to publish first national kerbside charging map

By |November 30th, 2021|

Following the formation of its Kerbside Charging Group in October, the industry body is aiming to collate information gathered on around 160,000 potential and existing drivers. The map can then be used by national and local government, as well as charging and electricity suppliers, to see where kerbside chargers are most urgently needed.

Remarketing sector needs to present used eLCVs correctly

By |November 29th, 2021|

Additional care is needed to be taken to highlight operational factors such as range, speed of charging, and payload. Arguably more so than diesel vans, potential buyers of eLCVs need to know that the vehicle they are considering will meet their operational needs. That means actively highlighting their capabilities in terms of range and charging.

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