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Tag : COVID-19

Average leasing CO2 emissions under 100g/km for first time ever

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Average CO2 emissions for new car registrations in the UK leasing sector have fallen below 100g/km for the first time ever, according to new BVRLA data.

Driver stress on the increase following a year of lockdown

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Stress and anger behind the wheel has increased since the first national lockdown, with drivers admitting negative moods are affecting their driving behaviour.

Auto finance boom predicted as ‘lockdown handbrake’ eases off 

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Demand for auto finance is fast accelerating and a boom could be on the cards as consumer confidence rises.

Fleet sales prove key in March new car registrations rise

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UK new car registrations rose 11.5% in March, driven almost entirely by growth in the fleet sector, but still markedly down on usual levels.

Fuel prices up for fifth month running

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Petrol and diesel prices rose for the fifth month running at UK forecourts in March, while the outlook for April is mixed.

Aston Barclay starts return to physical sales under new hybrid approach

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Aston Barclay is to start welcoming back physical buyers to some sales while continuing all auctions online.

Kwik Fit to offer discounted MOTs throughout April

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Kwik Fit is marking the 50th anniversary of its first centre opening with an offer for discounted MOTs.

Remarketing sector discusses showrooms reopening in new VRA guide

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The impact of the reopening of dealer showrooms in April has come under focus in the first of a new series of commentary documents from the … Read More »

Quietest Easter on the roads in at least eight years predicted

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Road traffic over the Easter weekend is likely to be at its lowest level in eight years, although traffic could rise towards the end of the … Read More »

Fleets undergoing fundamental shift in post-pandemic funding

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Businesses are embarking on a fundamental change in vehicle funding according to ARI, which has doubled the size of its finance-leased fleet in the UK in … Read More »

Bank of England among speakers at VRA’s Future Economics webinar

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The subject of ‘Future Economics’ is to be tackled by speakers including the Bank of England in a Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) webinar taking place next … Read More »

Tyre checks vital before fleets return to road, says Michelin

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Motorists and fleet managers should ensure essential safety checks are completed before allowing little-used cars or vans to return to the road.

‘Sea-change’ in driving habits takes major toll on vehicle health

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Changing driver habits triggered by lockdown have taken a heavy toll on vehicle health, increasing the risk of downtime.

Fleet interest in cross-platform strategies to become major trend, says epyx

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More fleets are investigating ‘joined-up’ cross-platform strategies as a result of increased interest in digitalisation spurred by the pandemic.

Fleet drivers will need to become experts at managing EV range, says FleetCheck

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Fleets adopting electric vehicles will need to plan ahead to counter decreased battery efficiency in winter, particularly for essential commercial vehicle operations, according to FleetCheck.

Covid-19 to change face of fleet compliance long-term

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Changes to workplace behaviours as a result of the pandemic are likely to last for the long term, creating a ‘very different environment’ for fleet compliance … Read More »

Obsession with speed of sale compromising used car prices, says SVA

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An increasing ‘obsession’ with swifter used car sales online is potentially compromising sales prices, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).

Pandemic impact on fleets revealed in new research

2 months ago / 0 comments

New research from Verizon Connect sets out the impact of the pandemic on fleets while also outlining other challenges and trends within the sector.

Bristol’s Clean Air Zone to include cars and vans

2 months ago / 0 comments

Bristol City Council has approved final proposals for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which could go live from October 2021 and include cars and vans.

Failure to plan for end of lockdown could bring fleet downtime

2 months ago / 0 comments

Forward planning is essential now to ensure optimum fleet uptime when business starts returning to normal.

Car fleet operations becoming much more diverse, says FleetCheck

2 months ago / 0 comments

Car fleet management is shifting in emphasis and could soon develop into three relatively equal pillars, covering conventional fleet, grey fleet and salary sacrifice schemes.

Closure of showrooms until April is ‘deeply disappointing’, says SMMT

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK auto sector has labelled plans to keep vehicle showrooms closed until at least April as “deeply disappointing” as it highlights the ongoing impact on … Read More »

Tackle the future of road user charging in 2021 Budget, says VRA

2 months ago / 0 comments

The future of road charging should be tackled by the chancellor in March’s Budget, giving businesses time to prepare for any changes.

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

2 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 »

Fuel price hikes ‘now firmly on the horizon’, warns RAC

2 months ago / 1 comments

UK drivers are being warned to brace themselves for further potentially dramatic pump price increases on the back of rising oil prices.

Comment: What does 2021 have in store for fleets?

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

Corporate action on electric vehicles doubled in 2020

2 months ago / 0 comments

Major companies doubled their action on electric vehicles in 2020, driven by the need to tackle the climate crisis and reduce air pollution.

Arval grows UK leased fleet 4.6% in 2020 despite pandemic

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Arval has reported a successful year of growth in 2020, despite the lockdown, while also setting out plans for 2021.

Used car values rise in January despite third lockdown, reports BCA

2 months ago / 0 comments

Used car values rose in January, despite the UK entering its third lockdown, showing a solid start to 2021.

New Trakm8 telematics device brings solution to rising grey fleet use

2 months ago / 0 comments

A new telematics device designed to support fleets adapting to a new normal during the pandemic has launched from Trakm8.