Car review: Jaguar I-Pace SE

In the first of our Fleet Operations car reviews, our MD Richard Hipkiss looks at the merits and shortcomings of the Jaguar I-Pace SE. (Star ratings out of ) EMPLOYEE Front of the Jaguar I-Pace SE ENGINE, PERFORMANCE AND DRIVE RUNNING COSTS AND CO2 Jaguar I-Pace SE SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN PRACTICALITY – INCL. INTERIOR AND BOOT … Continue reading “Car review: Jaguar I-Pace SE”

The future’s electric

Fleet Operations managing director Richard Hipkiss examines the UK’s EV charging infrastructure. Is it keeping pace with our drive to zero emissions? Electric boom  In the last decade, everything went free. Dairy free, gluten free, meat and plastic free to name but a few.  ‘Free-from’ became the buzz word of the nation and brands were born, … Continue reading “The future’s electric”

Putting drowsy driving to rest

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director at Fleet Operations, considers the dangers of driving whilst tired and advises companies on how to help drivers stay alert at the wheel. We are all familiar with the big blue signs on motorways up and down the country reminding us that ‘Tiredness Kills’ and urging us to ‘Take a Break’. … Continue reading “Putting drowsy driving to rest”

What does the 2018 Budget mean for you?

An ‘at a glance’ summary for fleet operators… The Autumn Statement had been widely anticipated to be the most significant in recent times for the fleet sector. It wasn’t as far-reaching as many had expected, however – and as some had hoped. But what does Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget mean for you, your fleet and … Continue reading “What does the 2018 Budget mean for you?”

What will be Hammond’s ‘Budget rabbit’ to help fleet operators?

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director at Fleet Operations, considers the impact of cutting subsidies for greener vehicles and calls on government to help fleets in the forthcoming Budget. The pressure is mounting on Chancellor Philip Hammond to pull a rabbit out the hat in his Autumn Statement to ease the financial burden facing fleet operators. Giving … Continue reading “What will be Hammond’s ‘Budget rabbit’ to help fleet operators?”

The long and winding road to WLTP

The transition to the WLTP emissions testing regime is proving far from straightforward and uncertainty reigns. Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director at Fleet Operations, outlines the state of play and the steps fleet businesses should be taking. An automotive stampede ensued to register cars under the old NEDC emissions regulations, ahead of the September 1 deadline. … Continue reading “The long and winding road to WLTP”

Fleet Operations launches mid-term leasing service

LightLease, a new market-leading mid-term vehicle lease solution, has been launched by leading outsourced fleet management provider Fleet Operations. The service enables businesses to lease a broad range of vehicles, from 90 days to 12 months, bridging the gap between short-term rental and longer-term contract hire. “We have responded to a growing market demand for … Continue reading “Fleet Operations launches mid-term leasing service”

A new tax era for company car drivers

2020 will usher in a new regime for calculating Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and company car benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax. Fleet Operations outlines the key changes and how you will be affected. Emissions testing: what has changed? A new method for measuring car fuel economy and emissions was introduced in September last year, designed to more … Continue reading “A new tax era for company car drivers”