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4p per mile not enough for electric company vehicles

4p per mile not enough for electric company vehicles

Government incentives and cheaper fuel costs are among the benefits of electrifying your fleet early. But it turns out the advisory fuel rate (AFR) – i.e. the “45p per mile” electric expense alternative – doesn’t fit the bill, quite literally. In September 2018, HMRC set out an AFR for pure electric cars of just 4 ... Read More
 
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