Today in Fleet: Thursday 4 May
All the key news in fleet…
Supermarkets cut pump prices
Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have cut fuel prices by 2ppl for diesel and 1ppl for unleaded across their networks, following a fall in wholesale costs.
Asda has not implemented the pricing cut, saying it consistently offers drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide with a current national price cap of 113.7ppl on unleaded and 115.7ppl on diesel.
The price cuts come as RAC Fuel Watch data for April shows the UK average price of unleaded went up 1.44p a litre to 118.85p and the average diesel price by 1.17p to 120.53p.
New head of national fleets at ATS Euromaster
Jess Jones has joined ATS Euromaster as head of national fleets as the firm pushes ahead with plans to offer drivers the same personalised experience as retail customers.
Jones will spearhead new developments, including expanding ATS Euromaster’s mobile inspection service for national fleets, and gathering information that will allow more accurate demand forecasting to improve tyre stock availability. A new app is also planned and will enable drivers to book appointments using their smartphone.
Enhanced Enterprise Car Club app launches
Enterprise Car Club has updated its mobile app to provide enhanced features and accessibility.
Available for the first time on Android as well as iOS, the app now enables people with both business and personal accounts to find the car they need at and access the vehicle with their mobile phone.
Enterprise Car Club has also enhanced its website to offer similar functionality, including the improved search and booking tools.
Prius Values gain more than 4% in 2017
The figures show that residual values for the model at three years/60,000 miles have increased from 46.4% at the start of January to 45.7% in February and 50.9% for the start of March.
Glass’s added that research with buyers and dealer groups indicates there is strong retail demand for the previous two generations of Prius, which has now impacted into latest model value increases – although it’s unclear whether this is a result of the diesel backlash or due to growing popularity of hybrids.
Driverless Peugeot 3008s to take to roads in Singapore
On-road testing of fully autonomous Peugeot 3008 SUVs is to start in Singapore this autumn under a new partnership with Nutonomy.
Groupe PSA’s deal with the MIT spin-off technology startup will see self-driving software and sensor systems fitted to the new 3008 – recently named 2017 European Car of the Year – with the plans to roll out the trial to other cities worldwide.