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Autonomous Vehicles to be Driven on London’s Roads Before Christmas

Autonomous Vehicles to be Driven on London’s Roads Before Christmas

​As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago on a previous blog, electric vehicles are closer than we may presume. In the lead up to Christmas, autonomous vehicle trails are set to be carried out by a government-backed consortium across London’s roads. This development will begin across Hounslow as a starting point for the consortium’s ambition to have a fully-functioning fleet of driverless-cars making journeys between London and Oxford into the new year. These vehicles will map the streets of London, allowing them to understand road signs, lane marketing and... Read full article

Tesco to Supply Electric Vehicle Charging Points Across the Country

Tesco to Supply Electric Vehicle Charging Points Across the Country

​We all love a trip to the supermarket. Especially in the run up to the festive holidays, it’s a time to stock up on Christmas dinner luxuries and last-minute presents. If you’re an owner of an electric vehicle (EV), as part of your company’s fleet, we’ve got some great news for you. As part of a newly-fledged partnership, Volkswagen (VW) and Tesco have combined to allow EV drivers the chance to charge their car at their local supermarket. This new scheme will introduce more than 2,400 EV charging stations across 600 Tesco stores nationwide by... Read full article

British Gas Launches New Tariff for Electric Vehicle Drivers

British Gas Launches New Tariff for Electric Vehicle Drivers

​Electric cars are a thing of the future. As with emerging technologies in this age, there are understandable concerns from modern drivers on whether these are a possibility to fleet and drive. Many motorists dismiss the idea of an electric-powered vehicle due to the lengthy charging time, and rarity of power points across the country. To battle these concerns, British Gas announced last week the launch of their new smart-time-of-use tariff, ‘Green Drive Nov 2020’ for electric vehicle drivers, fixed until November 2020. This allows current EV owners to have... Read full article

Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Germany Forecasted to 2022

Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Germany Forecasted to 2022

​It’s interesting to keep an eye on motoring developments across Europe, not least, to see what we can learn from good practice. In recent months, the German vehicle leasing industry is experiencing positive growth due to improvements across the country’s demographics. Increasing employment and wage growth has fuelled a trade-driven economy, allowing the leasing industry to grow exponentially over a short space of time. Company car registrations and leasing figures are expected to increase, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% for the next... Read full article

Car Sales in Europe Drop Due to WLTP Regulations

Car Sales in Europe Drop Due to WLTP Regulations

​As individuals responsible for your fleet of vehicles, it is important to keep on top of the latest news and legislative changes in the market. Since the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) was activated at the beginning of September 2018, there have been mixed reviews from people who manage fleets of vehicles throughout the continent. It has been estimated that 1.12 million vehicles were registered in September 2018, a 343,000 fall from the previous year. This sharp drop in registration of European vehicles has been as a result of ongoing... Read full article

Waymo Setting the Benchmark for Self-Driving Cars

Waymo Setting the Benchmark for Self-Driving Cars

​As technology is advancing at an alarming rate, it is becoming only a matter of time before driverless cars are a regular topic of conversation with individuals around the world. In the United States, Waymo and the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced earlier this week that the Golden State has approved a permit for the company, who specialise in self-driving cars, to drive across a section of Silicon Valley cities. Since 2014, Waymo has been allowed to operate autonomous cars under state law, allowing the company to test a fleet of up to three dozen... Read full article

How to Prevent Fleet Accidents

How to Prevent Fleet Accidents

​If you’ve ever been in a road accident, you’ll know what emotional distress the incident causes to fleet drivers and managers alike. Year on year, every day sees more than 150 vehicles driven on company business involved in an accident across Britain. Modern technology is moving on at a phenomenal pace, with much discussed about self-driving cars and vans. This can be a daunting time for fleet managers. Before we end up worshipping R2-D2 and his fellow robot friends, we’ve compiled a few tips on how to best aid your human drivers to avoid accidents on... Read full article

When Best to Change your Fleet’s Tyres

When Best to Change your Fleet’s Tyres

​When first taking on the responsibility as a fleet manager, it brings about a big change to your normal regime and can be difficult to adjust to this new life. As you begin to assume the role of a health and safety advocate over your fleet drivers, it is important to keep on top of vehicle maintenance, especially the tyres with regards to safety, cost and compliance. Each of these elements of tyre management have a knock-on effect on each other. Waiting on the tyres to fulfil their lifespan is a dangerous tactic, as the closer to the 1.6mm tread depth they reach, the... Read full article

Joe Steiner to Represent Marshall Leasing at Fleet Live 2018

Joe Steiner to Represent Marshall Leasing at Fleet Live 2018

​In our latest developments as a business, we’ve acquired a new asset to our talented team. Meet New Business Development Consultant, Joe Steiner!  Joe has previously worked for Volkswagen Group-SEAT UK, Lombard Vehicle Management, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, bringing with him a wealth of in-depth industry experience.  Based in the High Wycombe area, Joe Steiner will be responsible for liaising with new business contacts and upholding the Marshall Leasing unique selling point, which is excellent customer service.  Joe Steiner... Read full article

How to Avoid the Risk of Tiredness While on the Road

How to Avoid the Risk of Tiredness While on the Road

​We’ve all been there. It’s been a long drive back from an unforgettable weekend, but it’s taking its toll on you. Regular signs appear on motorways explaining that “tiredness kills, take a break”, yet many motorists don’t take enough notice of these important advice messages. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has conducted research which shows that driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road accident, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious accidents in the UK. As a means of combatting... Read full article

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