Commercial Vehicles

FleetEurope SelectPlus Model Specific Mini Lease

FleetEurope’s new SelectPlus service offers a flexible alternative to vehicle leasing

FleetEurope, a leading independent vehicle management solutions provider, has launched a mini lease service for customers that provides a cost effective and flexible alternative to vehicle leasing. The new SelectPlus service offers a range of vehicles to rent for 90 days or longer at highly competitive rates, starting from only £6.35 per day for a Vauxhall Corsa 1.4i ecoFLEX Design. Unlike daily rental, customers can select a specific make and model for the full duration of the hire period. The vehicles [...]

Fleet Operators shouldn't ignore the importance of AdBlue

Fleet operators shouldn’t ignore the importance of AdBlue

For fleet owners in the UK and Europe, AdBlue is growing in importance, as are the costs of ignoring it. The AA reported that, in 2016, the number of AdBlue-related breakdowns went up every month, to the point that they were dealing with more than 1,000 every four weeks. They also predicted that there could easily be more than 20,000 diesel vehicles suffering the same fate in 2017. So, what is AdBlue and why has it become such an important [...]

Diesel vehicle exhaust fumes

Will scrappage mean the end of the road for diesel vehicles?

The total number of diesel cars sold worldwide last year reached 10 million. Around 7.5 million of those cars were sold in Europe, making the recent issues of pollution and public health risks associated with them, a very European problem indeed. Over the last 15 years’ motorists in the UK have been encouraged to drive diesel vehicles because they were found to produce less CO2 than their petrol equivalents. The Government incentivised businesses to choose them by offering lower tax [...]

Electric Nissan Van FleetEurope

Van operators need to start planning for an electric future

The UK has experienced a significant increase in demand for electric vehicles in recent years with new registrations of plug-in cars surging from 3,500 in 2013 to over 80,000 in December 2016, according to SMMT figures. On the other hand, EV take-up among van operators has been slow in comparison, with only 5,000 live registrations for plug-in vans. So, why are the majority of light commercial fleets reluctant to make the switch to electric, despite a record-breaking 29,784 new vans [...]