What the Spring Budget means for you and your fleet

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented economic fallout, the 2021 Budget was always going to be an historic one. The fleet industry watched with bated breath as the Chancellor sought to balance protecting the economy during the final months of the pandemic with kick-starting recovery. A range of tax and spending … Continue reading “What the Spring Budget means for you and your fleet”

One in ten UK vehicles sold are now electric

Fleet registrations and the wider UK car market both fell by almost a third in 2020 – this will come as little surprise given the unprecedented challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, against the backdrop of a total fall in annual registrations to 1,631,064 units, sales of EVs have doubled over the last … Continue reading “One in ten UK vehicles sold are now electric”

A bold new future for EVs

Richard Hipkiss, Fleet Operations’ Managing Director, takes a look at some of the tech innovations driving the future of electric vehicles. A new dawn is rising on the electric vehicle (EV) marketplace. The e-mobility revolution is disrupting traditional road transport, with zero emission EVs looking set to dominate the future of the automotive industry. EVs … Continue reading “A bold new future for EVs”

Partnership between NewMotion and Fleet Operations helps fleet customers in their transition to e-mobility

Smart charging solutions provider NewMotion and fleet management specialist Fleet Operations have struck a partnership to provide fleets with electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.  Fleet Operations’ customers – and those of sister company TraXall UK – will all have access to NewMotion’s full charging ecosystem, helping them with the transition to EVs by making charging … Continue reading “Partnership between NewMotion and Fleet Operations helps fleet customers in their transition to e-mobility”

COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry

In the current climate, it seems that nothing is certain any more, with COVID-19 advice changing day by day. Here’s an at-a-glance overview of the key areas where COVID-19 is having an impact (accurate as of 21 April 2020) with links to the latest updates. 1.  MOT testing suspended The Department for Transport (DfT) has … Continue reading “COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry”

Budget 2020: the key takeaways for fleet decision-makers

It was Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget, and the first Budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government. As widely anticipated, his parliamentary address was dominated by the challenges posed by coronavirus – a health crisis that leaves the fleet automotive sector as vulnerable to the seismic economic shockwaves as any other. Coronavirus is already disrupting the … Continue reading “Budget 2020: the key takeaways for fleet decision-makers”

The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators

Turning the topic of conversation to politics is normally a social faux pas. But in business, politics plays a pivotal role in decision-making from budget forecasting and sales strategy to HR provision and environmental policies. So while you may be bored of Brexit, the general election is the next political pantomime set to dominate the … Continue reading “The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators”

Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers

Freeze on BIK and zero per cent EV rate helps businesses plan with confidence It’s been a long time coming – and many would say long overdue – but the Treasury has finally published its response to its ‘Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes’. The announcement is a welcome one that will benefit close on … Continue reading “Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers”

Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks past the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to consider what next in the drive to cut air pollution. The critics have been out in force in the advent of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Fleet, motoring and business organisations, from … Continue reading “Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?”

Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?

As the UK Parliament continues to grapple with the Brexit challenge, we are left to second guess what the future might hold in store. Numerous possible Brexit permutations still lay on the horizon for the UK – from a further vote on the Prime Minister’s deal or renegotiation with the EU to no Brexit at … Continue reading “Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?”