Autumn statement supports electric vehicle uptake

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to axe some salary sacrifice perks from next April in his Autumn Statement, but electric vehicles are among the exceptions. He backed recent HMRC proposals for a crackdown on more frivolous uses of the loophole, such as smartphone and gym contracts, buying cars and TVs and taking out private medical insurance. But work-related benefits deemed more worthy, like pension saving and advice, childcare, bicycles and low-emission cars, will still be allowed. A shaky future for Hybrids? Company car tax from April 2020 will incentivise ultra-low emission vehicles based on their electric range, with fully-electric models getting their own Benefit in Kind band. Announced during today’s Autumn Statement, it reintroduces a BiK band for 0g/km vehicles which had been removed last April, and adds a sliding scale for plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric models which emit 50g/km or less. Replacing…

GreenFleet Awards 2016

The team at Fleetdrive Electric were very proud to be commended at this year’s annual GreenFleet awards at a glittering ceremony in Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. The black tie event saw Comedian Dominic Holland present over 20 awards to organisations and individuals from the fleet and motor industries, in recognition of their contribution to greener road transport and environmental fleet management. Fleetdrive Electric were commended as ‘Leasing Company of the Year’ and our EV Flexi-Lease service, which enables businesses to take trials of electric vehicles, was commended at the awards for ‘Industry Innovation’. EV Flexi-lease offers a totally flexible way to explore the new technology. With the ability to easily extend the contract, organisations are able to conduct comprehensive trials, testing and monitoring within a practical application to ensure suitability, and experience first-hand how new generation EV’s offer a viable alternative to many petrol/diesel vehicles…