The EV world is moving at a crazy pace

The EV world is moving at a crazy pace

In 2012, Tesla pulled the electric car (EV) out from under the dust. And for several years now, other brands have also been taking giant steps forward. On the one hand, the development of cars with electric motors and batteries has only just begun, on the other hand, today the most economical car, the fastest […]

European car of the year 2023

jeep avenger wins European car of the year 2023

The Jeep Avenger has officially been named the European Car of the Year 2023 at the Brussels International motor show after a judging panel comprising 57 leading motoring journalists from 23 countries cast their votes.  This is the first time that the American brand of the Stellantis group has won this prestigious trophy, which this year celebrates […]

EURO NCAP winners 2022 all EV

car being tested for euro ncap safety

Euro NCAP has revealed its list of safest cars for the UK and Europe. For the first time, the list is made up of fully electric models. The top safety performers come from the safety organisation’s best-in-class winners from 2022 – and include two Chinese newcomers as well as two Tesla models. The winners are: […]

Zeekr 001 to have 1000km range

zeekr 001 with 1000km range

We recently wrote about the rise of the Chinese brands and how they are slowly entering the EU market. Not only are they entering at a lower price point that will compete well with the established brands, they are now introducing world beating technology that is hard to ignore. Range anxiety is still discussed amongst […]

Electric vehicle sales now 1 in 10 of new cars registered in EU in Aug 2022

Picture of VW ID4 and rise of EVs

You know the story by now. Electric vehicle sales are currently surging across Europe and this will clearly impact your Fleet strategy. EV’s are good for your CSR goals, good for driver driver satisfaction and in time will help reduce global CO2 levels to help combat climate change. PHEVs are losing ground to EVs While […]

FleetMeet – Pricing Volatility, OEM Portfolio Changes & Emerging EV Infrastructure Weaknesses

Episode #6 The new channel for fleet related chat… This new biweekly FleetMeet video series is co-produced by Automotive Fleet and Fleet360 to compare and contrast fleet trends occurring in both Europe and North America. The discussion is co-hosted by Hans Damen, managing partner of Fleet360, who is based in Europe; and Mike Antich, editor, Automotive Fleet magazine, who is based […]

Tesla has some serious competition this week from Hyundai and VW

A lot can happen in a week in ‘EV world’ – and this week was no exception. Volkswagen have just announced the ID. AERO and Hyundai and revealed the IONIQ 6. The VW ID.AERO VW’s all-electric sedan concept showcases a sleek and aerodynamic new vehicle that will soon join the ID family. The ID. AERO […]

EV Delivery Times – Are you ready to play the long game?

Demand for electric cars is surging across Europe and drivers hoping to make the switch are facing months of delays. Is there anything you can do to avoid these longer EV delivery times? Why are there extended EV delivery times? There are two main reasons: an order backlog that predates the Coronavirus pandemic, and the […]

Do hydrogen fuel cells have a future?

Is the the end of the road ahead for hydrogen? A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature has confirmed what the fleet industry has been thinking for a while. Vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells aren’t likely to catch up to battery-electric vehicles – even for commercial trucks. The fleet industry has been divided […]

According to VW it’s time to switch to Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen, the world’s largest producer of fossil-powered vehicles (by revenue), has just presented a graphic comparing its diesel offerings to its electric ones. Comparing offerings from its VW, Skoda and Audi brands, it shows the equivalent electric models come out way ahead in terms of TCO savings and suggest it’s time to switch. The data […]