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Growing backlash over cuts to electric car grants – what does it mean for fleets?

Growing backlash over cuts to electric car grants – what does it mean for fleets?

On Thursday the government announced its plan to cut the electric vehicle grant. The Department of Transport announced it would reduce the grant from £3,000 to £2,500 and that it will be restricted to cars under £35,000 (previously £50,000). Grants will no longer be available for higher-priced vehicles. The viewpoint being that higher-priced vehicles are ... Read More
 
2020 sees record number of MOT failures – and there’s one common denominator

2020 sees record number of MOT failures – and there’s one common denominator

Nearly 1.3 million vehicles failed their MOT in the UK last year for one particular reason, it's the most times it's ever happened. According to the figures, faults relating to exhaust emissions have risen by over 70% in just two years. Diesel vehicles are performing worst, with a whopping 240% rise in emissions-related failures since new regulations were ... Read More
 
Your opinion: should the UK introduce “pay-as-you-drive” road pricing schemes in towns and cities?

Your opinion: should the UK introduce “pay-as-you-drive” road pricing schemes in towns and cities?

  The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into zero emission vehicles and road pricing. It follows the acceleration of the ban on sales of new vehicles with combustion engines to 2030. The new ban date has been widely hailed as a positive move for the UK’s “Green Industrial Revolution”, though critics suggest ten years ... Read More
 
“Range anxiety” and the race towards electrification

“Range anxiety” and the race towards electrification

The Competition Regulator is due to conduct research into drivers’ “range anxiety” to establish whether the electric vehicle (EV) charging sector is meeting consumer needs. The news comes after a couple from Kent took nine hours to complete a 130-mile journey home from Bournemouth because of charging issues. Hours added to electric journeys After the ... Read More
 
No-deal Brexit could add £1,900 to the average cost of car

No-deal Brexit could add £1,900 to the average cost of car

After several months on the backburner, guess what’s back with a vengeance? That’s right: Brexit. As the clock ticks down towards the end of the year and the prospect of ‘No Deal’, politicians, economists, civil servants, as well as a whole raft of others are crunching the numbers to understand exactly what the state of ... Read More