Fleetdrive to showcase zero-emission technology at edie LIVE 2017

Fleetdrive Electric are proud sponsors of the Low Carbon Vehicle Transport zone at this year’s edie Live sustainability event. The huge diversity of industries and processes represented at the event fits well with Fleetdrive Electric’s industry-leading expertise and pioneering approach to helping the UK transition to zero-emission transport. Fleetdrive Electric have been helping businesses to seamlessly integrate Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles within their fleet since 2011 and have delivered more than 1,000 ULEVs. These vehicles are now generating savings across fuel, Congestion Charge and taxation for clients whilst significantly reducing their carbon footprint, proving that sustainability is good for business. Electric vehicles are the future, and now is the time to adopt a greener fleet strategy and start your organisation’s transition towards zero-emission transport. Visit stand M14 to take a look at the Nissan e-NV200 electric van, learn about the future of smart-charging technology and…

Renault Master offers zero-emission solution for last-mile deliveries

The Renault Master Z.E. is the electric version of the Master, aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in a city. It gains the Z.E. expertise of Renault, European leader in electric vehicles, while maintaining all the qualities that have made Master a benchmark in the heavy van sector. Highlights of the new Renault Master Z.E.: Equipped with a 33kWh battery which was co-developed by Renault and LG Chem. It features a major innovation: increased energy density obtained by improving the chemistry of the battery cells. Fitted with the R75, a motor of advanced energy efficiency, with an output of 57kW/76hp, inherited from the Renault ZOE. Built in France, this tried-and-tested motor makes Master Z.E. ideal for use in and around the city. Master Z.E. has a top speed of 71mph that can be limited depending on customer needs. Range of 124 miles…

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2017

HMRC has updated Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which apply from 1 March 2017. AFRs apply when employees are reimbursed for business travel in their company cars, or where they are required to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. The following table shows the new rates as well as the previous rates in brackets. The only changes are to petrol rates which have risen by a penny per mile for vehicles over 2000cc and LPG vehicles over 2000cc which is also up by a penny. All other rates remain the same.   Engine size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less 11 pence 7 pence 1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 9 pence Over 2000cc 22 pence 14 pence Engine size Diesel – amount per mile 1600cc or less 9 pence 1601cc to 2000cc 11 pence Over…

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…

Introducing the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Fleetdrive are pleased to introduce Kia’s first ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Optima PHEV. Instantly recognisable as part of the Optima range, the exterior design features a series of visual enhancements that also give it a unique look of its own and improve aerodynamic efficiency. These include re-profiled front and rear bumpers for enhanced air-flow over the body, special eco blue inserts for the dedicated front grille and side sills, distinctive full LED headlamps and, of course, the integrated charging port. Offering enjoyable driving and low running costs with minimal environmental impact, thanks to its advanced new plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Optima provides a compelling proposition for green-minded motorists. CO2 from 37g/km 2.0 Petrol engine and 9.8kWh battery combine to deliver 202bhp Up to 176MPG combined fuel consumption* 8” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping Reversing Camera System harman/kardon Premium Sound System with…

Cut red tape and costs to improve air quality

Transport for London (TfL) has warned that red tape and costs “must be minimised” for commercial fleets targeted with improving air quality. The capital, which could become a blueprint for other UK pollution hotspots, is due to be the world’s first clean-air zone from September 2020. However, the new mayor of London has drawn up proposals that could see the so-called ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) introduced a year earlier than expected, and more than double in size. Sadiq Khan is proposing the new zone would stretch from north to south circular roads. Under existing plans it was due to only apply to the current congestion charge zone, with drivers of non-compliant cars having to pay £12.50 per day to enter. But Khan now wants to add an additional premium to the congestion charge for the most polluting vehicles from 2017. “I have been elected…

CarConnect to harmonise home plug-in-vehicle charging

CarConnect, a pioneering project that will help the electricity industry better understand how plug-in electric vehicles (PIVs) charge at home in harmony with the electricity grid, is now underway in the UK. Electric and plug-in hybrid cars are becoming a practical choice for drivers, with the variety of makes and models available on the market continuing to increase. In the last two years alone, the UK has seen a 716% increase in PIV registrations. With increases in battery size and charger rating, PIVs and hybrids are set to become commonplace, with a widening mass appeal. By the early 2020s there could be as many as one million ultra-low emission plug-in-vehicles on UK roads. This is all good news for air quality and the environment. It is known from other projects that clusters of PIVs will have an impact on our local electricity networks; this…

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