Select Car Leasing has seen a 59% increase in interest for electric vehicles in the last week alone as a result of record-high petrol prices.
Searches were also up 200% per cent compared to the same week last year following on going issues with the availability of fuel in the UK and Select Car Leasing also spotted increasing consumer interest in electric vehicles on Google over the last week, with search interest on Google Trends rising as much as 334%.
Affordability is the key concern for motorists looking to buy a new car, with 61% claiming it as a major consideration, according to a poll for Close Brothers Motor Finance.
Other factors included reliability (53%), fuel type (43%) and how economical the vehicle is to run (38%) while just one in seven (15%) drivers thought environmental friendliness was a key concern.
Citizens Advice claims people of colour are paying hundreds of pounds a year more for their car insurance than white people.
The Motor Ombudsman dedicated to the automotive sector, confirmed that The Motoring Organisation, provider of warranty products for cars, vans, motorcycles and motorhomes, has gained accreditation to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Vehicle Warranty Products.
The portfolio of businesses signed up to the Vehicle Warranty Products Code represents around 75% of the industry’s major providers that administer over two million vehicle warranty products to consumers every year.
The RAC has joined forces with Zap-Map – the UK’s no. 1 EV charge point mapping app – to be even better placed to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers who run out of charge.
The Zap-Map app will be distributed to the RAC’s 1,600 patrols via all their devices – phones, laptops and in-van terminals – enabling them to locate the nearest available, suitable, publicly accessible charge point for RAC members to get their EV recharged and back on the road again as quickly as possible.
Marshall, Inchcape and Sytner have become the first major motor retailers to sign up to the new Dealer Standard from the Association of Fleet Operators (AFP).
The 28-point accreditation – launched at the end of February – is designed to ensure that fleet cars and vans are delivered in excellent condition to the end user, who is then shown the fundamentals of how to operate the vehicle and always treated courteously.