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Mercedes A Class Saloon

Mercedes-Benz is to launch the first-ever A-Class saloon later this year, as part of plans to extend its popular small car line-up from five variants to eight. more

Added 26th April 2018

Fleets Still In Limbo Over WLTP Impact On Company Cars

The Treasury has admitted it still has not made a decision over how company car tax and road tax will take account of the new emissions testing regime. more

Added 23rd April 2018

Ford Focus 4th Generation

The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment thatís still a core part of the UK fleet sector more

Added 10th April 2018

MoT Loophole for Electric Vans

MoT Loophole for Electric Vans

The absence of MOT requirements for electric vans will bring operational difficulties for fleets, according to Arval, which is calling for the ‘loophole’ to be closed.

Although cars and vans must undergo their first MOT at three years, the requirement does not apply to electric vans – which potentially removes a key element of the maintenance structure for fleets running these vehicles.
Eddie Parker, fleet CV consultant at Arval, explained: “Because fleet vans are often run into three, four and five years, the MOT provides useful structure for fleets when it comes to maintaining vehicles, as well as proving that they are being looked after to legal standards.”
Parker added that a further complication was that electric vans were also legally viewed as wheeled items of electrical plant and therefore affected by rules covering electrical equipment in the workplace such as The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.
“The legislation here is largely common sense but it should be kept in mind because it does constitute a further legal responsibility for fleets and may need building into relevant fleet and health and safety policies.”
Despite this, Arval said electric vans bring many operational advantages and would become a key part of the fleet mix, driven by the adoption of Low Emission Zones and technology developments including improved range, faster charging and bigger payloads.

Source: Fleet World


Added: 2nd April 2018

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