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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

Carparison Best Finance or Leasing Broker 2021 1

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…

Names to watch: the Chinese cars you’ll be leasing in the next few years

Unveil of Wey Coffee 01 at IAA Munich 2021

The Chinese automotive market is huge, and it’s heading to Europe. For many, the manufacturers so dominant in the Chinese market are far from household names over here, but that’s likely to change over the next few years. Take a look at our market intelligence guide to make sure you’re ahead of the curve. IAA Munich is the first major car show to take place in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic…

Vanarama partners EV Rally of Scotland

Leasing broker Vanarama is a partner of EVROS

VANARAMA has signed up to become the official Electric Vehicle Leasing Partner for the EV Rally of Scotland – or EVROS. The leading van specialist leasing broker will back the event, which sees EV drivers cover more than 1,200 miles in electric vehicles over 05-06 November. Starting and ending in Glasgow – the host city for the global climate change conference COP26…

LeasePlan to exhibit all-electric Arrival van at EV Summit

LeasePlan to showcase Arrival van at EV Summit

LEASEPLAN is set to showcase the ground-breaking Arrival electric van at the EV Summit, which takes place in Oxford from 01-02 September. The leasing broker funder will have a strong presence at the leading industry event, as LeasePlan’s UK director Alfonso Martinez will also be speaking on the Sustainable Fleets panel. Now in its fourth year, the EV Summit gathers together a…