ESB Networks begins phasing out diesel van fleet as it switches to electric vehicles

Irish power provider ESB Networks has purchased 70 electric commercial vehicles from Nissan in one of the largest purchases of its kind in Ireland. The Nissan ENV200s will be added to the fleet throughout 2020 and will offset an estimated 170 tonnes of localised carbon emissions annually compared to its current diesel small van fleet. The vehicles will be deployed nationally in areas including metering and stores. ESB currently operates a fleet of 2,000 vehicles, with a mix of small, medium and large vans, HGVs and 4x4s.

ESB Networks begins phasing out diesel van fleet as it switches to electric vehicles

Dec 06, 2019

Irish power provider ESB Networks has purchased 70 electric commercial vehicles from Nissan in one of the largest purchases of its kind in Ireland. The Nissan ENV200s will be added to the fleet throughout 2020 and will offset an estimated 170 tonnes of localised carbon emissions annually compared to its current diesel small van fleet. The vehicles will be deployed nationally in areas including metering and stores. ESB currently operates a fleet of 2,000 vehicles, with a mix of small, medium and large vans, HGVs and 4x4s.

Leasing companies plan for 2020 growth in a market of “entrenched uncertainty”

An atmosphere of global “entrenched uncertainty” is one of the key challenges facing leasing companies in 2020, but finance providers can continue to grow by ensuring they adapt to change, industry leaders have been told. Key challenges facing UK leasing companies next year will include the economy, the impact of regulation and environmental issues, delegates at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association Industry Outlook Conference heard. In the short to medium term, the economy and Brexit will remain at centre stage as the country decides on its future direction through a general election on December 12.

Leasing companies plan for 2020 growth in a market of “entrenched uncertainty”

Dec 05, 2019

An atmosphere of global “entrenched uncertainty” is one of the key challenges facing leasing companies in 2020, but finance providers can continue to grow by ensuring they adapt to change, industry leaders have been told. Key challenges facing UK leasing companies next year will include the economy, the impact of regulation and environmental issues, delegates at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association Industry Outlook Conference heard. In the short to medium term, the economy and Brexit will remain at centre stage as the country decides on its future direction through a general election on December 12.

How leasing helped to create a Chinese electric vehicle fleet that leads the world

In four years, Shenzhen in China oversaw the creation of a fleet of 62,000 electric goods vehicles. As John Maslen reports, leasing played a crucial role, while the lessons learned during deployment will apply across the world as cities target a zero-emission future.

How leasing helped to create a Chinese electric vehicle fleet that leads the world

Dec 03, 2019

In four years, Shenzhen in China oversaw the creation of a fleet of 62,000 electric goods vehicles. As John Maslen reports, leasing played a crucial role, while the lessons learned during deployment will apply across the world as cities target a zero-emission future.

Europe

Intelligent Car Leasing launches first broker-provided car subscription service in partnership with Wagonex

Nov 20, 2019

Intelligent Car Leasing has become the first broker to launch a car subscription service. The launch comes amid predictions that car subscriptions will account for 10% of all new vehicles retailed in the US and Europe by 2025. Customers will be able to sign up through Intelligent Car Leasing’s website for a subscription that includes all services, except fuel, for hire periods ranging from six months to 24 months; users can swap vehicles every six months if required.

Americas

Bogotá creates one of world’s largest electric bus fleets

Nov 25, 2019

Colombian capital Bogotá has ordered 379 electric buses from electric vehicle specialist BYD. They will be put to use on the city’s Transmilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system and are due to begin operation in 2020, starting in the neighbourhoods of Usme and Fontibón in the south and west of the city respectively. Once operation begins, it will be largest electric bus fleet on the continent and among the biggest in the world.

Asia Pacific

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx agree merger

Nov 21, 2018

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx have agreed a merger to create a new market leader in salary packaging and fleet management for Australia and New Zealand. As part of the deal, the MMS board will expand to include three Eclipx directors, while current MMS CEO and CFO, Mike Salisbury and Mark Blackburn, will retain their titles in the combined group. The deal requires shareholder approval, but the businesses say it brings major financial benefits, including efficiency savings. The combined businesses provide salary packaging, novated leasing, fleet leasing and fleet management services throughout Australia and New Zealand.