UK council searches for asset finance partners in £24m Clean Air Zone fleet loan scheme

A UK city is seeking asset finance partners to help in its multi-million pound drive to reduce roadside emissions. Bath and North East Somerset Council is launching a financial support scheme to help businesses upgrade their vehicles as it prepares to launch a charging Clean Air Zone in the centre of Bath next year. From late 2020, the local authority will charge all higher emission vehicles - except cars - to drive in the city centre as part of its plan to reduce high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 2021 at the latest.

UK council searches for asset finance partners in £24m Clean Air Zone fleet loan scheme

Jun 07, 2019

A UK city is seeking asset finance partners to help in its multi-million pound drive to reduce roadside emissions. Bath and North East Somerset Council is launching a financial support scheme to help businesses upgrade their vehicles as it prepares to launch a charging Clean Air Zone in the centre of Bath next year. From late 2020, the local authority will charge all higher emission vehicles - except cars - to drive in the city centre as part of its plan to reduce high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 2021 at the latest.

LeasePlan trials new connected technology to revolutionise personal car sharing

Global vehicle leasing provider LeasePlan has developed a mobility app that enables private lease customers to share their cars with friends and family. The app, called Tess, is being trialled in the Netherlands for six months with a group of 100 users.

LeasePlan trials new connected technology to revolutionise personal car sharing

Jun 05, 2019

Global vehicle leasing provider LeasePlan has developed a mobility app that enables private lease customers to share their cars with friends and family. The app, called Tess, is being trialled in the Netherlands for six months with a group of 100 users.

ACFO joins Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe

ACFO, the UK fleet decision-makers’ organisation, has formally joined the Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe (FMFE). FMFE was launched last year as the European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA). The UK fleet association joins bodies from Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

ACFO joins Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe

May 24, 2019

ACFO, the UK fleet decision-makers’ organisation, has formally joined the Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe (FMFE). FMFE was launched last year as the European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA). The UK fleet association joins bodies from Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

Americas

Geotab signs telematics deal for 217,000 vehicles with GSA Fleet

Mar 27, 2019

Geotab, a global specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected transportation, has been awarded the largest single-source telematics contract to date by GSA Fleet, a division of the General Services Administration, which provides centralized procurement for US federal agencies. With one of the largest fleets in America, GSA Fleet will equip its 217,000 vehicles with Geotab’s fleet management technology. Since 1954, GSA Fleet has been providing vehicles and fleet management services to more than 75 participating federal agencies.

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.