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Electric car ownership more than doubles in four UK regions over past year

BMW i3 being loaded up as EV ownership more than doubles in four regions

FOUR regions across the UK have seen electric vehicle numbers more than double in the past 12 months, according to analysis of DVLA data by LeaseLoco. The figures look at pure-electric (battery electric) car registrations across the UK. The car lease comparison site reports that the North West experienced the fastest growth compared to the same period in 2020, though the South…

Pike + Bambridge prepare for growth with expansion of senior team

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New members of the Pike + Bambridge senior team, left to right: Craig Daniel, Susan Russell, Richard Utting and Piers Bambridge EDINBURGH-based leasing broker Pike + Bambridge has added three new appointments to its senior team in preparation for significant growth. Richard Utting joins as commercial director; Susan Russell as head of marketing; and Craig Daniel as head of private client concierge.…

Ohme brings in ex-Nissan fleet director Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald joins Ohme

FORMER Nissan fleet director Peter McDonald has been appointed director for mobility at smart charging specialist Ohme. Having extensive experience in fleet and the general automotive space, Peter McDonald has left Nissan after two years as fleet director, and moved to scale-up Ohme. The smart EV charging firm has brought in McDonald to help grow the brand, expanding on existing relationships and…

Consumers are splashing out on more upmarket leasing deals

Range Rover Sport featured in most popular August leasing enquiries

DRIVERS are looking to premium models after a year of careful budgeting according to Leasing.com data, with more expensive models such as the Range Rover Sport and Volvo XC40 returning to the ‘best-seller’ lists for August 2021. Compared with the same month in 2020 – which was clearly affected by Covid-19 – affordable leased vehicle enquiries grew 38% in August 21; that’s…

Carparison awarded Best Finance or Leasing Broker at AM 2021 Awards

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Pictured above are awards host, ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Matt Woodward (Carparison) and judge Christopher Macgowan OBE. CARPARISON has been named as the Best Finance or Leasing Broker in the 2021 edition of the Automotive Management Awards. Recognised for efforts to continuously offer customers a simple and trustworthy leasing experience, Carparison saw off tough competition for the prestigious prize.…

QV Systems delivers Greater Manchester low-emission vehicle funding platform

Clean Air Zone Manchester image

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester has turned to QV Systems’ Accelerate software to help tackle air pollution in the region. The platform will enable businesses and other commercial vehicle operators to apply for central government support when buying low-emission vehicles ahead of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone, commencing 30 May 2022. Due to launch in November, the Financial Support Scheme will be…

DriveElectric e-Niro giveaway at successful Fully Charged Outside

DriveElectric e Niro at FullyCharged Show

NOW firmly established on the British automotive calendar, Fully Charged Outside is becoming the industry event covering green mobility and linked industries. With hundreds of stands welcoming almost 15,000 visitors across three days (03-05 September) at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Hampshire, the show proved a definite success. Two theatres ran talks across a wide range of subjects throughout the…