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BMW reveals its all-electric iX3

BMW iX3 revealed

TODAY BMW revealed its all-electric iX3 model in an online world premiere. The new electric SUV will come to the UK in summer 2021. It is the first X model from BMW that is fully electric. The zero emission SUV will have a range of 285 miles, and the ability to add 0-80 per cent of its battery charge in 34 minutes…

Online used car trader Cazoo buys bricks and mortar Imperial Cars

Cazoo Transporter

NEW start-up Cazoo, which offers used cars delivered to your door via an online platform, has bought Imperial Car Supermarket. The sum was undisclosed. Imperial is one of the largest independent used car retailers with 18 locations across the UK. Cazoo said the acquisition would provides a national network of storage, distribution, after sales and collection hubs, while also creating a combined…

BVRLA updates commercial vehicle Fair Wear & Tear Guide

BVRLA Commercial Vehicle Fair Wear and Tear Guide CV2020

THE BVRLA has been updating its industry setting Fair Wear & Tear Guide for commercial vehicles. The updated guide covers commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses up to 17 seats. A number of changes have been applied to the guide in relation to:  Chips, dents and scratches  Windscreens  Minor repairs  Major repairs  Direct Vision Sensors and ADAS, in-cab cameras  Passenger vehicles …

Rental firm Sixt offers subscription service from just €349 a month

Sixt welcome screen

RENTAL company Sixt has launched a subscription service starting in its native Germany. Called Sixt+, the service is all inclusive with highly competitive rates starting at €349 a month. For this, Sixt+ is providing a Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta or Renault Clio for 500km – excess kilometres are charged at €0.20.  There is a €199 one-off fee to join the subscription service.… shortlisted in 2020 Wales Start Up Awards

Moneyshake logo

CONGRATULATIONS to leasing aggregator, which has been shortlisted in the 2020 Wales Start Up Awards. The firm is one of 108 finalists in six categories selected from 540 entries. has been shortlisted for the FinTech Start-Up of the year sponsored by FinTech Wales.  It is up against some stiff opposition: ANNA Money; Pension the Pennies; Yimba; and Yoello. The awards…

AFP announces LCV committee members

AFP logo

THE Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has announced the members of its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) committee. The committee will serve as a forum for debate about essential fleet issues on LCV operation. Members of the AFP LCV committee are: Committee chair – Stewart Lightbody, deputy chair of the AFP Committee vice-chair – Denise Lane of Capita. Julie Summerell – TR Fleet…

DriveElectric’s 10 point plan for fleets to convert to EVs

DriveElecric 10 steps to convert fleets to EVs

EV SPECIALIST broker DriveElectric shares 10 easy steps for businesses to convert to electric vehicles. And take advantage of those green number plates due this autumn.  1. Look at whole life costs Electric vehicles can be more expensive to lease than ICE vehicles, so look at whole life cost comparisons Employee BIK.  An employee taxed at 40%, driving 20,000 miles a year,…

Paul Hollick elected chair of AFP

Paul Hollick chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals

PAUL Hollick has been elected chair of the newly-formed Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Created in March through the integration of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) and the Institute of Car Fleet Management), Hollick takes up the new position effective immediately. The change of chair follows the decision of Caroline Sandall to step down from the position of co-chair she…