Amidst the fuel delivery crisis the average price of a litre of both petrol and diesel rose in September to make a tank around £12 more expensive than a year ago, according to new RAC Fuel Watch data.
Unrelated to the current troubles at the pumps, unleaded went up 1.5p to 136.83p while diesel rose by 2.5p to 139.25p, making petrol 22p a litre more expensive than a year ago (114.61p 30 September 2020) and diesel 21p dearer (118.10p) with the probability of more rises by Christmas.
A new kerbside charging group has been formed by the Association of Fleet Professionals to solve what the industry organisation describes as the “last stumbling block” to fleet electric vehicle adoption.
AFP chair Paul Hollick said, “Adequate kerbside charging is vital to the corporate fleet sector being able to achieve its 2030 electrification objectives but many are hitting significant problems with those employees that do not have a home charging solution. This is especially the case for people who live in terraced streets or apartments.”
Climate change and ‘green’ number plates offer more opportunities for personalised plates, according to the CarReg.co.uk CEO Jason Wilkes.
“Buyers of green plates simply aren’t getting excited by just an empty green canvas, and nothing else,” says Wilkes about the green stripped plates issued for evs since last December and he sees variations on ECO1 ECO2 ECO3 being a good seller, or NO CO2. “
Over a third (39%) of UK drivers do not consider depreciation when they are buying a car (men 42% and women 36%).
One in ten (13%) think cars depreciate at the same rate (men 14% and women 11%), rising to 30% of under 35s compared to 7% of 55s and over, reports InsureTheGap.