Vauxhall Ampera lease and contract hire now available

With the imminent arrival of the first Ampera’s Fleetdrive can now offer contract hire and lease quotes. Surely the most practical plug in car available so far the Amperas range anxiety busting “generator on wheels” powertrain promises up to 313 mpg ( extra urban ) with the the possibility of many short journeys being electric only. SMR costs are up on a pure battery vehicle but overall this will be a serious contenter for the business user.   Oh and no benefit in kind taxation!   Contact us for more information or for quotes tailored to you requirements.   Contract hire prices start at £419 + VAT per month for a 48 month contract – full maintenance can be added to this.  

Report highlights benefits of Electric Vehicles

  Electric vehicles (EVs) can be commercially viable in business fleets today; states a new collaborative report published by the Energy Saving Trust, The Climate Group, Cenex, and with support from TFL and TNT’s ‘Planet Me’ division. The EV20 Plugged-In Fleets report demonstrates the economic and environmental benefits of employing EVs in fleets and provides practical guidance for fleet managers looking to introduce them. It highlights: The range of financial and operational incentives for fleet EV uptake The ‘sweet spots’ that help EVs bring commercial advantage and future-proofing The steps needed to assess the EV business case, company to company The report was endorsed in today’s Plug-In Van Grant (PIVG) announcement by Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening MP. Additionally, Norman Baker MP, Transport Minister and Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, co-authored the report foreward. The report highlights…

List of electric vans elligible for new OLEV grant.

Government has named seven ultra-low carbon vans that will qualify for a discount of up to £8,000 as part of the ‘Plug-In Van Grant’ incentive. The incentive aims to stimulate the market for ultra-low carbon commercial vehicles as it establishes itself in the UK. “The Plug-In Van Grant and today’s detail on the seven models eligible is excellent news for van drivers, operators, businesses and the industry. The savings on the initial purchase price, coupled with the tax advantages and very low running costs make a plug-in van an attractive proposition – particularly for those running local and back-to-base services,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Home to a high level of low carbon R&D and manufacturing activity, the UK is well placed to take full advantage of the ultra-low carbon vehicle sector. Incentives that support the development of a flourishing market will add…