Month: February 2018

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23rd February 2018

Will larger organisations be negatively impacted by imminent new accounting rules that specify the inclusion of contract hire vehicles on balance sheets?

Sir David Tweedie will be happy. As former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), he’s famous in accountancy circles for having said: “One of my great ambitions before I die is to fly in an aircraft that is on an airline’s balance sheet”. This daydream wish of his has become reality following the… Read more

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22nd February 2018

Audi’s world-changing A8: all tech-ed up and nowhere to go until legislation catches up

Driverless vehicles were heaped with attention by Chancellor Philip Hammond during his Autumn Budget 20171, in which he clearly outlined a determination for the UK to welcome autonomy on its roads as soon as 2021. Artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive context also received a £75m boost and Mr Hammond expressed the conviction that his… Read more

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16th February 2018

Exciting ‘new’ mobility products opening up for fleet managers

Over the last half a dozen years in particular, the UK has seen vehicle leasing or ‘contract hire’ proliferate among not just business customers but also private motorists. Q3 2017 ended with the BVRLA citing 2.5% growth in leasing across business fleets, while the entire market grew 6%, contributed to by a whopping 28% surge… Read more

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15th February 2018

Why isn’t hydrogen fuel cell car development being pursued more keenly?

According to Sewell Research’s latest barometer, 30% of fleets anticipate introducing hybrid and 7% all-electric power within a year, while fresh SMMT data finds fleets are turning their backs on diesel faster than expected1. The new breed of EVs certainly offer more useable ranges and shorter recharging times, the new Nissan Leaf for example now… Read more