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Leasewell becomes a Select Car Leasing AR

Leasewell partners with Select Car Leasing

BRIDGEND broker Leasewell has announced it is becoming a Select Car Leasing Appointed Representative. The van specialist will rebrand to Select Car Leasing and benefit from the greater reach and wider funder access of one of the largest brokers in the UK. Leasewell director Ian-Evans Piper said: We see this as a fantastic opportunity to combine our experience and knowledge with the…

Cazoo buys Drover car subscription business

Alex Chesterman of Cazoo which has just acquired Drover

THE online used car retailer, Cazoo, has bought car subscription service provider Drover. Cazoo said it had planned to launch its own subscription service late in 2021 but said the acquisition will accelerate its plans in the fast-growing Cars-as-a-Service (CaaS) market. Drover offers users a single monthly payment to include car, maintenance, service, tax and breakdown cover. It also the white lable…

Mercedes plans EV model avalanche

Mercedes Benz EQS at Factory 56 Sindelfingen

MERCEDES-BENZ has been relatively quiet in the EV space. While the EQC has been coming on stream recently – and quite impressively according to Fleet Procure at number three in the procurement platform’s top-selling models – and there has been plenty of PHEV model choice, the EV game has been a range of one.  Until now. Mercedes is launching an onslaught of…

Silverstone goes Platinum

Silverstone Fleet Management given Platinum status

NORTHAMPTON broker Silverstone Fleet Management has been awarded the prestigious Platinum franchisee status from LeasePlan. Platinum franchisee status is highly coveted and is only given to a small number of UK brokers in recognition of both their performance levels and commitment to excellence.  Scott Norville, managing director of Silverstone Fleet Management,  commenting on gaining Platinum status, said:  To have been granted LeasePlan…

Low Cost Vans in Transit Custom giveaway with Queen B Becky Evans

Queen B lifestyle vlogger and Drift racing driver Becky Evans giving away Low Cost Vans Transit

THE commercial van broker specialist, Low Cost Vans, is giving away a Transit Custom in a special Christmas promotion. To make sure that as many people get to engage with the Transit giveaway, the Neath broker has engaged automotive lifestyle vlogger, social media influencer and Drift racing driver, Becky Evans – otherwise known as Queen B – to help in its giveaway…

UK could miss out on EV supply after Brexit

brexit could affect supply of EVs to the UK

THE UK could miss out on the predicted boom in EVs from 01 January 2021 thanks to supply issues once UK registrations no longer count towards EU CAFE targets. EU CAFE targets place requirements on manufacturers to meet an average of 95g/km of CO2 emissions, or face swingeing fines. The potential remains for manufacturers to concentrate their build and sales plans on Europe,…

Green number plates are go

Green Number Plates

GREEN number plates – or, at least, a flash of green – will denote electric vehicles from today, 08 December 2020. The government hopes the introduction of the green plates will help raise awareness of the growing number of electric vehicles. November saw a 122.4% rise in battery electric vehicle registrations, to take 9.1% of market share – just five percentage points…