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Company Car In Action

Company Car In Action

June 15th and 16th saw the return of the Fleet News Company Car In Action event at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire. The Marshall Leasing Team were in attendance across both days, and the auto drome benefitted from fantastic weather from start to finish.  The event is designed to allow fleet drivers the opportunity to test out the latest models and platforms from the OEMs and the show was packed with vehicles available to drive both Millbrook’s famous highspeed bowl and the Alpine Course. There were excellent attendance levels across... Read full article

Shortfall of 35,000 EV mechanics predicted

Shortfall of 35,000 EV mechanics predicted

As we approach the 2030 deadline for the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) sales increase, some people are concerned about a potential shortage of mechanics who are qualified to work on EVs.  The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) predicts that by 2030 the UK will need 90,000 qualified technicians to service EVs and that, with the current rate of training, there will be a shortfall of more than 35,000.  Alex Gibson, a technical trainer at the Bosch EV training centre told the BBC in a recent interview... Read full article

EV range anxiety may be a myth

EV range anxiety may be a myth

Whilst ‘range anxiety’ is a key factor preventing many people from making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV), new figures suggest that range anxiety could actually be a myth, with the average EV covering 370 more miles each year than traditional petrol and diesel vehicles. A recent poll of 7,000 motorists in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway Sweden and Denmark by Nissan revealed that petrol and diesel drivers are travelling around 13,600km (8,451 miles) annually, compared with 14,200km (8,825 miles) travelled by EV... Read full article

AFP publishes EV ‘mythbusters’ document

AFP publishes EV ‘mythbusters’ document

The electric vehicle (EV) committee for The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has published a new ‘mythbusters’ document designed to break company car driver misconceptions about electric vehicles (EVs). The document, which is now available on the AFP website for members to download, provides clarity around paying for a charge point, grid capacity, clean air zone charges and EV safety. Chair of the AFP Paul Hollick said, “EVs are being introduced apace in many organisations and fleet managers are finding that potential drivers have... Read full article

Do you have EV ‘range anxiety’?

Do you have EV ‘range anxiety’?

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching a market study to examine the electric vehicle charging sector.  The electric vehicle is quickly growing in popularity and now that the government has brought forward the ban of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030, CMA want to ensure that the electric vehicle charging sector can keep up and instil confidence in consumers.  ‘Range anxiety’ is recognised as one of the key reasons people are put off choosing an EV. Range anxiety is the fear over the distance an EV can travel... Read full article

Are you confused about the Government’s environmental plans?

Are you confused about the Government’s environmental plans?

Are you confused about the news of the Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 announced on November 18 2020? Are you worried that this comes into effect in just nine years’ time and it could have a massive impact on your fleet decisions going forward. Please rest assured that you are not alone in being concerned about such momentous decisions, which is just one part of Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Will you be inundated with enquiries from colleagues wanting to switch to electric... Read full article

Fleets are proposing a four-point plan to fast-track action on air pollution

Fleets are proposing a four-point plan to fast-track action on air pollution

A group of fleets including DPD and Lime have banded together to call upon the UK government to fast-track action on reducing air pollution from vehicles, following the announcement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.  The group has partnered with the environmental law charity ClientEarth and written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlining a four-point plan with the view to ‘deliver a resilient economy and benefit the planet and people’s health’ and provide a... Read full article

Employees Are Calling for EV Charging Points at Work

Employees Are Calling for EV Charging Points at Work

The demand for electric vehicle charging points is rising still, as it has been recently discovered by the joint Government and industry campaign ‘Go Ultra Low’ that one in three people who work in an office would like to see the introduction of EV charging points to staff car parks.   This information comes from a survey conducted by Go Ultra Low, which was prompted by a recent change to benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax this year. This change means that people who drive company cars, which are purely electric, will pay no BIK tax in... Read full article

Plug-in to the Future

Plug-in to the Future

Electric or plug-in vehicles have come along way in recent years. A recent study shows that 12.7% of Marshall Leasing customers have been supplied with Plug-in vehicles; this covers battery electric (BEV) and petrol and diesel engine hybrids (PHEV). The most popular models customers are choosing reflect the current market trends; Mitsubishi Outland PHEV Mercedes C350e BMW 330e VW Golf GTE Volvo XC90 T8 A look at modern electric car or plug-in vehicles (PIVs) as they are now called is a far cry from this and shows why more and more people are considering... Read full article

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