• Home
  • /Archive by category ' Latest News '

Archive For: Latest News

Mondeo man takes a bow: Ford’s long-running family car to be axed next year as SUVs and electric vehicles take centre stage

Mondeo man takes a bow: Ford’s long-running family car to be axed next year as SUVs and electric vehicles take centre stage

  The Ford Mondeo, a favourite with 90s middle managers and the aspirational working class, has reached the end of the (production) line. It was 1997 when the term ‘Mondeo man’ first came into our vocabulary. Used by Tony Blair at the Labour Party Conference in 1996, ‘Sierra Man’, as it was originally known, was ... Read More
 
The dirty, old Volvo V70 with a $20 million price tag

The dirty, old Volvo V70 with a $20 million price tag

Inflation’s an irritating reality of life in the twenty-first century. But $20 million for an old Volvo V70? I’m struggling to get my head around it. This particular Volvo’s hardly the most beautiful of vehicles, especially with the fresh layer of road salt donning the bottom half. But it does come with a special number ... 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
 
Van or car? Future tax status hangs in the balance for fleets

Van or car? Future tax status hangs in the balance for fleets

Coca-Cola will appeal a court ruling which could lead to an increase in tax due from fleet employers and drivers across the country. It all hangs on the tax status given to Volkswagen Kombis and Vauxhall Vivaros. Following a dispute between Coca-Cola and HMRC last year, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the ... Read More