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Cost-cutting OVO Drive + Anytime EV tariff launched

New Ovo Drive tariff for EV drivers

OVO Energy has made a new home electricity tariff – Drive + Anywhere – available, which promises to slash electric vehicle (EV) charging costs. Following on from a successful trial earlier this year, the Drive + Anywhere tariff offers customers a flat rate of 5p per kWh to charge their car, regardless of time of day.  Electricity customers regularly switch to an…

Oxfordshire EV charging pilot gets go ahead

High level view of Oxford where a new EV charging pilot is taking place

TRIALS involving 30 on-street electric vehicle charge points that are connected to a household’s electricity supply have been launched across Oxford and Cherwell. The project is set to test a solution for those looking at or who already own electric vehicles (EVs), but who have no access to off-street parking to conveniently recharge their car. Funded by Innovate UK and the Office…

Pink Car Leasing supports Stoke FC

Pink Car Leasing and Stoke City FC

STOKE City FC has announced a new signing, with Pink Car Leasing an exclusive new partner. As the football club starts the new season in the Sky Bet Championship, the latest signing is guaranteed to feature prominently throughout the season. A 12 month agreement has been reached between Pink Car Leasing – a trading brand of leasing broker Total Motion – and…

Low Cost Vans partners with Nexus Rental

Low Cost Vans partners with Nexus Vehicle Rental

VAN broker specialist, Low Cost Vans, is expanding its recently established rental division by partnering with the UK’s largest vehicle rental supplier, Nexus Vehicle Rental. Based in Neath, South Wales, the broker says its new partnership will allow it to support fleets with the supply vans on short, medium, or long-term agreements. Nexus Vehicle Rental is the UK’s largest rental supply chain,…

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions takes Innovation award for SMR service

hitachi small logos

COMPANY Car Today’s Innovation Awards 2021 has given Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions its Service, Maintenance & Repair prize, the fleet car magazine praising the company’s proactive downtime management process. Hitachi’s 24-hour, seven days-a-week system has been designed to keep downtime to a minimum, and claims to achieve a 99.6% vehicle availability figure. With vehicle downtime an increasingly serious issue for fleet managers,…

MINI paw-tners with Dogs Trust to become dog-friendly brand

MINI dog friendly

MINI has teamed up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity Dogs Trust, with the aim of becoming the first officially dog-friendly car retailer by 2022. The quest is to make dog travel across the UK a happier experience, and with 12.5 million dogs in the country, one in three households now include a dog; it’s a situation that affects a great…

Orders open for new BVRLA LCV Fair Wear & Tear Guide

BVRLA LCV Fair Wear Tear Front Cover Crop

The BVRLA is now taking pre-orders for the new version of the LCV Fair Wear & Tear Guide, due to be introduced on Friday 03 September. The deadline for orders of hard copy guides is 31 August, to ensure they can be posted by the launch date, as the new version will be dispatched on 02 September. Both digital and print editions…

Porsche is first for owner satisfaction

Ice Grey Porsche Taycan RWD 003 4E9A3050

BROKERS easing company directors into a Porsche Taycan may want to take note of this: Porsche has placed first in the 2021 Auto Express Driver Power Survey. The annual review of UK car owners’ opinions has seen the Stuttgart-brand beat 28 other brands to the overall award. Having won six of the 10 categories, Porsche scored 93% across the board in reviews…