May 09, 2018
Car buyers are ready for electric vehicles, but they are frustrated by fundamental failures from factory to forecourt, new research claims. UK-based global automotive analyst Sophus3 warns that potential electric car buyers seeking alternatives to petrol and diesel are increasingly confused and frustrated over their online experience. The warning comes amid a major shake-up in consumer preferences for vehicle fuels in Europe, as buyers shift away from diesel and consider alternatives, including electrically-powered cars.
May 24, 2018
Fleet leasing and management company Wheels has announced a partnership with Uber for Business, in a move designed to enable fleets to gain visibility into their ride-hailing activity. Many businesses and fleets use ride-hailing services to help control costs and drive productivity, but these savings are hard to recover if trip details and expenses are not centrally located.
May 09, 2018
Increasing demand in Asia, particularly China and Japan, has been a key factor in global growth at Volkswagen Financial Services, the company has revealed. Overall, the company reported 613,000 new contracts for vehicle finance in the first quarter of 2018, a rise of 15.4% compared to the same period last year, along with 439,000 new leasing contracts, a rise of 4.3%, 415,000 new service contracts (10.4% growth) and more than 527,000 new insurance contracts, an increase of 4.8%. The services business includes maintenance and inspection contracts or tyre contracts.