Rolec Services has acquired the VendElectric and Group Manager charging networks.
“Noticeable” numbers of former opt-out drivers are coming back to company car schemes thanks to the benefits of electric vehicles, according to Arval.
The number of public charge points per EV has fallen to its lowest level since 2018; a direct result of the pandemic but also rising EV take-up, according to Cornwall Insight.
Hyundai has announced initial details of its Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, which arrives spring 2021 and will have around a 31-mile electric-only range.
Air pollution has rebounded since the spring lockdown and is now meeting or exceeding pre-pandemic levels in 80% of places – putting added pressure on councils to introduce Clean Air Zones.
EV charging specialist Mina has teamed up with fleet mileage and expenses firm TMC to help ensure a hassle-free EV home charging for business drivers.
All car and van sales should be fully electric by 2032, including ensuring that plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars and vans only play a “niche role” after 2030, according to the Government’s eco advisors.
While fleets are at the early stages of electric vehicle deployment, there is a “huge” appetite for pure EVs and a need for businesses to understand where they can be deployed.
Nearly half (42%) of UK drivers expect to go electric in the next five years, rising to 73% for 18-34 year-olds.
Green number plates are being introduced on UK roads from today (8 December), helping to boost the profile of electric vehicles and make it easier for councils to introduce eco incentives for EV drivers.
US-based EV company Fisker Inc has confirmed it will launch its Ocean electric SUV in the UK in 2023, backed by aftersales care and remarketing services provided through Rivus Fleet Solutions and Cox Automotive.
A new ‘UK-first’ net zero electric vehicle leasing business has launched, designed to bring the cost of driving electric well below that of petrol or diesel cars and minimise the environmental impact of EVs.
Electric vehicle take-up by Lex Autolease business customers has surged 144% since the start of 2020 – even prior to the Government’s 2030 announcement.
Toyota is to introduce a new electric midsize SUV for Europe; the first in a new line-up of battery electric vehicles.
Toyota is introducing an electric version of its Proace City compact van, launching autumn 2021.
New guidance on how fleets can switch to electric vehicles is to launch at an Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) webinar taking place next week.
Audi is introducing plug-in hybrid versions of its Q3 compact SUV range, which join its expanding TFSI e range as the eighth models.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching a market study into electric vehicle charging to help shape competition and build driver trust in the run-up to 2030.
Renault Trucks continues to expand its electric vehicle line-up, including with a new higher GVW version of the Master Z.E. electric van and higher-range D trucks.