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Comment: Getting Europe’s automakers Fit for 55

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Following last week’s Fit for 55 announcement by the European Commission, David Borland, EY’s UK&I automotive leader, comments on the proposals’ impact on automakers.

Comment: The costs of not addressing fleet risks

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK, on why mitigating fleet risk is so important and the repercussions of not taking action.

Comment: Why stakeholder buy-in is key to successful EV fleet transition

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Alberto De Monte, business segment director OEM, EV and sustainable mobility at Masternaut, on the case for electric vehicles and how fleets can demonstrate it to … Read More »

Comment: Covid accelerates the move towards digitisation

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman, on how digitisation has been the saviour for many businesses during the pandemic.

Comment: The UK’s EV tipping point and why fleets should grasp the opportunity now

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Sue Branston, country head of Fleet Logistics UK and Ireland, on why fleets should be thinking about all things EV now and the starting steps in … Read More »

Comment: The vital role of local authorities in supporting charging network expansion

1 month ago / 0 comments

A new report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggests that at least 2.3 million additional charging points are required by 2030 to … Read More »

Comment: How telematics can help improve your fleet’s sustainability

1 month ago / 0 comments

Adam Hall, director of energy services at Drax Group, on how telematics can be an invaluable tool for creating an optimised, sustinable fleet.

Comment: 10-year wait comes to an end. Or does it?

1 month ago / 0 comments

John Messore and Peter Moroz, managing directors at Innovation Professional Services, comment on the recent judgement in the case of Laing O’Rourke Services Ltd (Laing) v … Read More »

Comment: Why fleets need to consider their strategies for the EV revolution now

1 month ago / 0 comments

Chris Abbotson, national sales manager, Autoglass, on the challenges the repair industry face as electric vehicle adoption increases and what companies should be doing in preparation.

Comment: Fossil fuel bans are wake-up call on tipping point for fleet electrification

2 months ago / 1 comments

André ten Bloemendal, vice president, Europe, ChargePoint, on the European diesel ban and what this means for fleets.

The Not So Fast and the Furious: Does your business really need fast charge points?

2 months ago / 1 comments

Adam Hall, head of electric vehicles at Drax EV, dives into the whole debate around fast vs slow chargers and says that in many cases slow … Read More »

Comment: Road safety and the gig economy

2 months ago / 0 comments

Delivery riders and drivers have helped many of us stay safe and sane while isolating and social-distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, but who’s looking out for … Read More »

Comment: All fleets need to know about EV incentives

3 months ago / 0 comments

New research indicates that large numbers of fleet managers aren’t aware of electric vehicle incentives. Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK, looks at what’s on … Read More »

Comment: How the pandemic is driving appreciation for transport workers

3 months ago / 0 comments

Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman UK, on how the work of the UK’s unsung transport heroes is now being better recognised.

Comment: Why fleet managers need to prepare for 2030 now

3 months ago / 0 comments

Matthew Walters, head of consultancy services and customer value at LeasePlan UK, urges fleets to start planning for the 2030 ICE ban and warns that nine … Read More »

Comment: How public and private sector collaboration will pave the road to 2030

4 months ago / 0 comments

Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, on how funding the transition to mass EV uptake will require collaboration between the private and public sectors.

Comment: Overcoming EV charging point access issues

4 months ago / 0 comments

Concern about access to charging points is one of the main barriers to wider adoption of electric vehicles in fleets, but Mike Todd, CEO of Volkswagen … Read More »

Comment: Brexit and its impact on the EV market

4 months ago / 0 comments

Adam Hall, head of electric vehicles at Drax Group, on the evolving role of the fleet manager post-Brexit and the need to adapt for the transition … Read More »

Comment: Why public charge point rollout requires hard evidence, not just incentives

4 months ago / 0 comments

Geoff Murphy, charge project lead at SP Energy Networks, on making the ‘business case’ for public charge points.

Comment: How opening up motorway charging points will speed up EV adoption

4 months ago / 0 comments

Following the news that the Government wants to break the monopoly of Ecotricity electric vehicle chargers at motorways, Adrian Keen, CEO at InstaVolt, comments on why … Read More »

Comment: More to the Plug-in Car Grant change than meets the eye?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Last week saw the Plug-in Car Grant drop from £3,000 to £2,500 per car while the cost-new cap dropped to £35,000. Rupert Pontin, director of insights, … Read More »

Comment: Covid-19 and the rise of the grey fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

The coronavirus pandemic has made an indelible mark on how we work, commute and drive for business. Peter Mansfield, group sales and marketing director at Trakm8, … Read More »

Comment: Let the network take charge

6 months ago / 0 comments

2021 is the year for the EV charging infrastructure to shape up, according to Cecilia Routledge, global head of e-mobility at EV charging specialist CTEK.

Comment: What does 2021 have in store for fleets?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Matthew Walters, head of consultancy and customer data services at LeasePlan UK.

Comment: The automotive trends for 2021

6 months ago / 0 comments

Aside from Brexit, three other key areas will continue to influence the automotive sector’s response post Covid-19, says Mike Todd, CEO at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

Comment: The automatic revolution and its effect on RVs

6 months ago / 0 comments

Rob Donaldson, car editor at Glass’s, on how the increased popularity of automatic cars is helping to drive residual values.

Comment: Putting the brake on smart motorways?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Following the recent inquest into deaths on a stretch of smart motorway near Sheffield, law firm Clyde & Co has been exploring the potential issues. Kate … Read More »

Comment: Why green will be the next tick box for procurement

6 months ago / 0 comments

Richard Lilwall, vice president and managing director, Europe at Teletrac Navman UK, on the many reasons why fleets need to go green.

Comment: Why it pays fleets to go electric

7 months ago / 0 comments

With uptake of electric vehicles on the rise, Lucy Simpson, head of product management for EV enablement, UK and Europe at Centrica Business Solutions, looks at … Read More »

Comment: The changing market for EV charging

7 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Lewis-Jones, senior analyst at Delta-EE, on whether the switch to homeworking in lockdown has changed the equation for the EV outlook?