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Watch driver reactions as they experience the thrill of driving the ultimate electric car – Tesla Model S   Tesla Model S – now available to lease from £636 +VAT a month Quote based on the 60kWh model, 6+47 monthly payments, 10,000 miles per annum. Full maintenance contracts and other terms are available. Please contact us for a personal quote, tailored to meet your needs.

Companies could save £350,000 by switching 10% of their fleets to electric

// Companies could cut the running costs of their fleets by an average of £350,000 and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 5% (830 tonnes) each year by replacing 10% of their current vehicles with electric models. The potential savings were identified in a British Gas study, conducted by TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. The report found that converting 50% of a fleet to electric vehicles would result in an average annual cost saving of £1,753,000 for companies and reduce CO2 emissions in Britain by around 26% (2,320,000 tonnes). The report found that some sectors can achieve greater benefits than others from a 10% switch to electric vehicles. Fleets in the financial services sector stand to make the highest average fleet saving at £484,000 a year and could cut annual CO2 emissions by 5.7%, or 800 tonnes. The top five sectors that would…

Warning over ‘hidden’ diesel running costs

// Fleet operators could be in for a nasty financial shock if they fail to take account of the cost of replacing diesel exhaust fluid when calculating vehicle service, maintenance and repair budgets. Diesel exhaust fluid – which is best known to fleet operators as AdBlue, although that is a commercial trademark – is designed to treat exhaust gases and help vehicles meet stringent exhaust emissions standards. First introduced into HGVs, a tank containing the fluid is now fitted in most light commercial vehicles and is increasingly to be found in cars. However not all car makers highlight the cost of topping up the diesel exhaust fluid tank or the cost of a ‘clean and drain’ in scheduled servicing costs. Car and LCV diesel exhaust fluid tank capacities range between 18 and 31 litres and the fluid costs around £1.10 per litre. Typically a…

Fleets feel the fuel cost pressure

One-in-four UK businesses employing more than 1,000 staff have identified cutting fuel costs as their number one fleet priority, research suggests. Meanwhile, a separate survey has revealed that business drivers are also taking steps to reduce their fuel consumption and associated costs. Of the 1,000 business drivers interviewed: 50% are shopping around for the cheapest fuel; 65% are reducing their speed and driving more smoothly to save fuel; and 20% are cutting back on mileage driven. The news comes in the wake fleets facing rising pump prices and whether they are being treated unfairly because of the relatively high cost of diesel. Of course another cost-saving option to look at is to go electric. With the Government’s £5,000 grant towards the cost of a new vehicle, and the ongoing developments in electric vehicle technology, electric vehicles are fast becoming a feasible option for many…