Driving your lease vehicle abroad this Summer?

If you intend to travel abroad using your lease vehicle you will require a ‘Vehicle On Hire’ (VE103) certificate which entitles you to drive the vehicle in any EU member state. All UK motorists travelling abroad in a vehicle must carry the original Vehicle Registration Document (V5). If your vehicle is leased from Fleetdrive we hold the V5 at our head office, meaning that you need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103), which is the recognised alternative to the V5 document. A VE103 contains details of the vehicle taken from the V5, along with the name and address of the hirer and enables the authorities to verify that the person driving the vehicle has permission to do so. The VE103 is the only legal substitute for the registration document (V5). Photocopies of the V5 or letters of authority are not accepted. It is the…

Fleetdrive Win Best Green Leasing Broker Award

Fleetdrive are winners of the Best Green Leasing Broker Award 2016 as the Leasing Broker Federation has once again saluted some of the UK’s best brokers at the annual awards ceremony. Judged by an independent panel of eight experts from the leasing industry, the Leasing Broker Federation awards – formerly the Small Fleet Leasing Federation Awards – are presented by the Leasing Broker Federation, an independent membership organisation that supports and promotes leasing brokers across the UK. This sees a record 4th consecutive win for Fleetdrive of the Best Green Leasing Broker Award (previously named the Best Small Fleet Green Leasing Company award), as they continue to stand out at the forefront of the delivery of plugged-in vehicles and expertise. The market for greener leasing is still in its emergence, and the judges were impressed by Fleetdrive’s commitment to the sector as well as…

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…

Driving your lease vehicle abroad this Summer?

If you intend to travel abroad using your lease vehicle you will require a ‘Vehicle On Hire’ (VE103B) certificate which entitles you to drive the vehicle in any EU member state. All UK motorists travelling abroad in a vehicle must carry the original Vehicle Registration Document (V5). If your vehicle is leased from Fleetdrive we hold the V5 at our head office, meaning that you need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103), which is the recognised alternative to the V5 document. A VE103B contains details of the vehicle taken from the V5, along with the name and address of the hirer and enables the authorities to verify that the person driving the vehicle has permission to do so. The VE103B is the only legal substitute for the registration document (V5). Photocopies of the V5 or letters of authority are not accepted. You must apply…

BVRLA kart race raises more than £5,000 for automotive charity BEN

The BVRLA’s leasing broker committee has raised more than £5,000 for automotive industry charity BEN through its annual Broker200 kart race. The race, which is in its fourth year, saw 20 teams from funders, leasing brokers, rental companies and vehicle manufacturers head to Daytona Milton Keynes last week. After two-and-a-half hours of competitive racing, Fleetdrive Management crossed the finish line in first place, ahead of Autodata by just 66 seconds. Rounding out the podium was the team from Fleet Assist, who completed 112 laps of the 1,100m international circuit. Mike Potter, BVRLA leasing broker committee chairman, said: “This year’s race was incredibly challenging. “We started on a damp track, had a light shower during qualifying and then again towards the end of the race. “It was fiercely competitive, but we were all there to raise money for BEN, and we’re glad we could help…

Fleetdrive shortlisted for Fleet News Awards 2016

Fleetdrive are proud to be shortlisted at this year’s Fleet News Awards. Taking place on March 10 2016, now in their 28th year, the awards, which are judged by respected industry experts, recognise fleets, managers and suppliers demonstrating best practice, innovative products, and great customer service. Fleetdrive’s EV Flexi-Lease service, which provides businesses the cost-effective method of trialling electric vehicles without long-term commitment, has been selected as one of 7 finalists in the Best New Product/Service Award category.

Fleetdrive are green champions for 3rd year running

CHARGED-UP Fleetdrive are green champions in this year’s Small Fleet Leasing Awards, the electric vehicle (EV) specialists underline their market leadership as they keep the title for a third year! The judges said: “Fleetdrive’s submission shows a real commitment to being a great green fleet provider and their specialism is clear to see.” In a growing market, Fleetdrive this year created a new EV Flexi-Lease service, enabling organisations to make easily-extendable trials of EV’s within a practical application, to ensure suitability before making long-term rental commitments. They have also recently introduced an ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) Salary Sacrifice scheme, unique in the leasing industry, designed to encourage employees to switch to electric cars. Fleetdrive have successfully delivered more than 450 electric vehicles to the UK market, maintaining their position as the UK’s leading provider of leased electric vehicles. They are partners in a…

Fleetdrive are Champion at the GreenFleet Awards 2015

Mike Potter, Managing Director of Fleetdrive, was presented with an ‘EV Champion’ award at the annual GreenFleet Awards ceremony at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday October 22, by celebrity host Jo Caulfield. The award is presented to individuals championing the electric vehicle (EV) cause, as identified by the panel of judges from various sectors across the industry. Mike established Fleetdrive Electric, a specialist stream of Fleetdrive, the vehicle leasing business, back in 2011 to deliver expertise at the forefront of this developing market. Where others in the vehicle leasing industry have been wary of the practicality of electric vehicles and hesitant to promote them for business use, Mike has led and inspired his team in a proactive approach to address the needs, and often calm the fears, of clients who could benefit from adopting the new technology within their fleet. Creating new service products and…

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